Active Older Adults

I’m Retired and I Seem to be at the Doctor More. Why Does This Happen and What Can I Do About it?

Older adults, usually around retirement age, often express that they feel like they are always at doctor’s appointments. These medical visits may be related to chronic diseases or diagnoses that typically occur with aging, but for many patients they may also be related to a decreased overall activity level.

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Pain & Numbness Keeping You Up at Night? Try This At-Home Option First.

Commonly caused by repetitive motion, carpal tunnel syndrome treatment can start with non-operative options.

Fellowship Trained Surgeons OrthoCarolina

What does it mean to be a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon?

Additional fellowship training exposes doctors to particular specialties.

OrthoCarolina

10 New Physicians Join OrthoCarolina

OrthoCarolina has hired 10 new physicians to support the increasing needs of its patients and communities

Dr. Josh Smith

OC Family Welcome: Meet Dr. Josh Smith

Specializing in hand, shoulder and elbow, Dr. Smith will practice at OrthoCarolina's Hickory office.

Morganton NC

48 Hours in Morganton NC

Morganton, North Carolina, boasts hyperlocal beer, farm-to-table eateries, and some of the best outdoor adventure in the Blue Ridge

Lake Norman State Park

The Insider’s Guide to Lake Norman State Park

Some of Lake Norman State Park is home to some of the best mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, hiking, and camping in the region.

stretches for back  pain

Stretches and Positions to Help Decrease Your Low Back Pain Before You See Your Medical Doctor or Physical Therapist

Back pain has been a hot topic in recent years and will affect many people at some point in their lives. These positions may help decrease your symptoms to a manageable level to assist with you getting back to the activities you love.

Ramblin' Rose - Spin Triathlon

8 Reasons to Sign Up for a Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon

Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon training lays a foundation for success in any sport.

Hitting the Slopes

Before hitting the slope: Warm up and get your body prepared for exercise!

Your body needs 5-10 min of aerobic and muscular endurance activity to prepare your body for exercise.

Fall Camping Spots

5 Top Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina

North Carolina is peppered with wilderness-enveloped campgrounds, from the Great Smokies to the Atlantic shores.

Smokies in NC

3 Amazing Weekend Backpacking Loops in the Smokies

With these three backpacking loops, you can sample the best of the Smokies in a weekend.

Brian Krenzel MD

What I Learned From Fellowship Training

Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons have chosen to subspecialize in a specific area of orthopedic care, spending extra time learning often complicated techniques and surgeries. Brian Krenzel MD, a hip and knee surgeon with OrthoCarolina Hickory and OrthoCarolina Boone, shares why becoming fellowship-trained was important to him.

Dr. Jason Norcross

Dr. Jason Norcross on First Talk Business Brief

Dr. Norcross discussing joint replacement and orthopedics with Hal Row on WHKY Radio.

YMCA of Catawba Valley Soccer Club (YCVSC) & OrthoCarolina

YMCA of Catawba Valley Soccer Club (YCVSC) & OrthoCarolina

OrthoCarolina is committed to supporting our local community. Here are some highlights of a partnership in Hickory we have with the YCVSC Eagles.

Nurse Practitioner Week

Celebrating Caregivers: Nurse Practitioner Week

National Nurse Practitioner Week is held each year to celebrate these talented health care providers

Family Hiking

OrthoCarolina's Darren Harris: Hiking is a Family Affair

Darren Harris, the Practice Administrator at OrthoCarolina’s Hickory, North Carolina office, and his family have an interesting holiday tradition.

OrthoCarolina & the Hickory YMCA

OrthoCarolina & the Hickory YMCA

Hickory YMCA members discussing how a partnership with OrthoCarolina Hickory is helping not only the Y, but the entire community.