OrthoCarolina Physicians Recognized in 2022 North Carolina’s Top Doctors: Charlotte Region List
OrthoCarolina is proud to have 29 orthopedic physicians recognized in the 2022 North Carolina Top Doctors: Charlotte Region list.
Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Foot & Ankle
Hear from our panel of orthopedic experts about Stress Fractures & Sprains, Achilles Tendonitis & Tears, Bunions, Ankle & Heel Pain and Arthritis in the OAS Season 1 finale.
Hand, Wrist & Elbow: Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body From the Inside Out
In this edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of common hand, wrist and elbow ailments that can cause this discomfort.
Our panel of five OrthoCarolina hand, wrist, & elbow specialists partnered with the education experts at Experience Anatomy to explore the ins and outs of hand/wrist/elbow pain, from when to consult an orthopedic specialist to pain injections to surgery recovery.
Scheduling Your Appointment Online with OrthoCarolina
Save time and book your care, your way. With online scheduling, your personalized orthopedic care is only a few clicks away.
Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Hip & Knee
We partnered with Experience Anatomy, a premier anatomy education provider specializing in training and education with real, preserved human specimens, to bring you another installment of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out – Hip & Knee edition.
Seven Physicians Join OrthoCarolina
Charlotte-headquartered OrthoCarolina has hired seven doctors in its offices across the Carolinas, bringing its total number of physicians to 141. The new providers will help fill growing needs in specific markets and orthopedic specialties.
Epidural Steroid Injections: Everything You Need to Know
Dr. Ciaccia of OrthoCarolina Gastonia performs an epidural steroid injection and explains how it works.
I Chose to Become a Doctor Because...
For many physicians, taking care of others is their life’s work and the ultimate calling. In honor of Doctors’ Day on March 30, we asked our doctors why they chose the medical field.
From College Basketball Star to Orthopedic Surgeon – How Sports Shaped One Doctor's Future
In seventh grade, she almost got cut from the basketball team, but Dr. Julie Woodside’s future held an NCAA basketball career where she learned the focus that propelled her into orthopedic surgery.
10 New Physicians Join OrthoCarolina
OrthoCarolina has hired 10 new physicians to support the increasing needs of its patients and communities
OrthoCarolina Family Welcome: Meet Dr. David Ciaccia
A physiatrist, Dr. Ciaccia will see patients at OrthoCarolina Gastonia.
Meet the PA: C.J. Watson, PA-C
Meet Catherine Watson, PA-C based out of the OrthoCarolina Gastonia location
Top National Park Day Hikes From Charlotte
From the Frasier fir and Norway spruce-clad peaks of the Smokies to the bald cypress and tupelo-covered floodplain of Congaree, surprising biodiversity awaits you in the National Park sites just a day’s drive from Charlotte.
5 Top Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina
North Carolina is peppered with wilderness-enveloped campgrounds, from the Great Smokies to the Atlantic shores.
3 Amazing Weekend Backpacking Loops in the Smokies
With these three backpacking loops, you can sample the best of the Smokies in a weekend.
Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County
Exploring Gaston County, N.C., by bike is perhaps the best way to gain an appreciation for what makes this the go-to spot for outdoor recreation in the region. Spencer and Crowders Mountain burst skyward from the surrounding piedmont and miles of creeks and rivers carve pathways through the tree canopy on their journey from mountains to sea.
On the Water in Gaston County
With everything from mirror-like flatwater to Class III rapids, Gaston County, N.C., features a place to paddle for everyone from novice to expert. Spring has arrived and summer’s not far behind, so stock your dry bag, strap down the kayaks and SUP boards, and head to the launch for a day on the water. Here are some of our favorite destinations.
The Best Hikes in Gaston
A unique combination of geology and history—multiple rocky monadnocks rising 1,500 feet above the surrounding Piedmont and a longstanding community-wide commitment to natural preservation—earns Gaston County its reputation as a regional hiking destination. Check out these trails to understand what makes Gaston the go-to training ground for runners, hikers, backpackers, and weekend warriors throughout the southeast.
4 Fantastic Waterfalls Within a 2-Hour Drive of Charlotte
Staying active in the peak of the Charlotte summer is tough. The humidity on those steamy, Southern days feels like a backpack, weighing you down while you hike or run. Finding the trails that offer some respite is an essential strategy for outdoor enthusiasts here.
A Hands-Down Worthwhile Trip: OrthoCarolina Pediatric Hand Surgeon Goes to Vietnam
Dr. Julie Woodside has had to use her hands her entire life.
PRN Award Recipient Ranjan Maitra, MD
The Council for Nursing Excellence recognizes Ranjan Maitra MD of OrthoCarolina Gastonia, as CaroMont Regional Medical Center’s newest recipient of the Physician Recognition by Nurses Award.
Behind the Scenes: Athletic Training at the College Level
At Belmont Abbey, we strive to educate our students in three areas: body, mind, and spirit. In athletics, we focus a little more on the body area and work to keep our athletes in optimal physical condition both to prevent injury and to compete at a high level.
The “Real Core”: Yoga and the Psoas
Your core muscles are deep in your back and help stabilize and strengthen your spine.
When Should I Change My Running Shoes?
We know, we know, running shoes aren’t cheap. But, as you use your shoes, mile after mile they eventually begin to lose their cushioning, stability, and shock absorption.
Occupational Therapy: A Tribute to a Special Patient
Throughout my 20+ year career as an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist, I have found the most rewarding part of my job to be the collaborative process with my patients.
Arthritis and Occupational Therapy
Arthritis affects about 1.5 million Americans, including rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that causes your body’s own immune system to mistakenly attack its own joints.
How Do Orthopedic Surgeons Contribute to College Athletics?
If you know OrthoCarolina, you know that we’re passionate about sports, including our local and regional college teams...