How to Relieve Hip Pain from Arthritis
Hip arthritis and navigating non-surgical options prior to opting for surgery.
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.
What Is Tendinitis?
Tendons, thick cords that connect your muscles to bones, are more important than you might realize. For people who have had tendinitis (also called tendonitis), inflammation of the tendons causes pain and swelling, sometimes severe, and can make it difficult to do the activities you love.
OrthoCarolina Welcomes Two New Hip & Knee Surgeons
OrthoCarolina is proud to welcome Gregory Kurkis, MD, and Matthew Robinson, MD, to our team. Both Drs. Kurkis and Robinson are fellowship-trained hip & knee surgeons.
Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Spine
In the spine edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of back pain and common spine ailments.
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.
Getting Back into Running after Taking Time Off: Athletic Trainers Share Their Secrets
Anytime you’ve been sidelined, it can be daunting to find the motivation to step back into running
NASCAR’s Most Prevalent Injuries
In 12 seconds, some pit crews can change four tires, lug nuts, fill a race car with fuel and send it on its way.
Preventing Soccer Injuries in Young Players
From focusing on core and balance work to diversifying motion, these tips can help prevent soccer injuries from happening.
Could My Child Have Scoliosis?
The first thing many parents notice is asymmetry, or their child having height differences in the shoulder or hips.
Back Pain? 7 Stretches You Can Do From Your Desk Chair
Lower back pain is a common ailment. Try these physical therapist-recommended stretches right at your desk chair to help.
What is a Physiatrist?
Physiatry, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), is a field of medicine that is designed to improve and maximize function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions. Physiatrists are experts on the bones, muscles and nerves that control how your body is affected by trauma like spinal cord damage, sports injuries, limb amputations, strokes and other musculoskeletal conditions.
27 Years at OrthoCarolina: Q&A with Physician Assistant Mike Long
With such a successful career during which he's impacted so many lives, we asked Mike a few questions about being a PA, his fondest memories and the advice he'd give someone who is just starting out.
17 OrthoCarolina Physicians Named Charlotte magazine Top Doctor
Each year, Charlotte magazine releases a list of Top Doctors in Charlotte and we're proud to have 17 OrthoCarolina providers represented as the best in the city.
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.
How to Reduce or Prevent Injury When Starting a Walking Program
The weather is starting to get nice and many people start walking programs. Two injuries that occur often with starting a walking program are Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Both injuries typically occur from overuse, but there are some signs to look for that can help you prevent them.
8 Reasons to Sign Up for a Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon
Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon training lays a foundation for success in any sport.
An Insider's Guide to Charlotte's Latta Nature Center and Preserve
The Latta plantation is now a living history site surrounded by a 1,600-acre nature preserve.
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.
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.
Running Stress Fractures
Stress fractures typically cause localized pain that you can put your finger on and know exactly where it hurts.
RootsRated features Charlotte-area outdoors expertise
OrthoCarolina has partnered with RootsRated for a new online feature that connects users with the best outdoor experiences in and around Charlotte, hand-picked by local outdoor retailers and their networks of local experts.
Cheerleading and Injury Risk
The American Medical Association recently declared cheerleading a sport, saying that the rigors and risks led them to the decision.
A Different Kind of Bodywork: How OrthoCarolina Works with NASCAR Teams
By the time “Drivers, start your engines!” roars above the din of an excited NASCAR crowd, the OrthoCarolina Motorsports team has been at work for many hours.
A Need for Speed: How a NASCAR Pit Crew Deals with Injury Risk
OrthoCarolina’s motorsports team takes care of crew and drivers during the long NASCAR season. The care they provide runs the spectrum from injury diagnosis, care, pre- and post-op treatment, to physical therapy and more.