OrthoCarolina Physicians Win 2019 Top Doctor Honors

OrthoCarolina Physicians Win 2019 Top Doctor Honors

OrthoCarolina physicians were honored for their premier patient care receiving Charlotte magazine Top Doctor awards.

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​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.

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Should Your Exercise Ball Double as Your Desk Chair? Here’s the Truth.

We know we shouldn’t sit all day, but most of us have to make a living, which in many cases means we’re stuck at a desk – and in a chair – most of the day.

What's New in the Field of Joint Health? Charlotte Today Joins Dr. Martin at the Stryker Mobility Unit at the Wells Fargo Championship

What's New in the Field of Joint Health? Charlotte Today Joins Dr. Martin at the Stryker Mobility Unit at the Wells Fargo Championship

Patients today expect and want a more active lifestyle. For those who have arthritis or joint pain and want to quickly get back to a pain-free lifestyle, joint replacements can help. Charlotte Today/NBC Charlotte joined Dr. Ryan Martin, hip and knee surgeon with OrthoCarolina Matthews, at the Stryker Mobility Unity at the Wells Fargo Championship to catch up on treatments for hip and knee pain and the latest in the field of hip and knee care and arthroplasty.

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Injuries in Youth Baseball: An Orthopedic Surgeon’s Recommendations

When your child falls in love with a sport, it can be difficult to step up to the plate and interfere. But sometimes as a parent, you have to play hardball.

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​How I Became a Cyclist: A Doctor’s Reflections

Getting into cycling isn't always easy. He's been riding for 20 years, but hip and knee surgeon J. Ryan Martin, MD of OrthoCarolina Matthews shares his steady climb into getting more active on his bike.

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8 Reasons to Sign Up for a Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon

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

National Park Hikes

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.

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.

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3 Amazing Weekend Backpacking Loops in the Smokies

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

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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.

What Happens When You Ride Your Bike?

What Happens When You Ride Your Bike?

We all know riding your bike is good for you, but have you ever thought about what happens to your body during a ride?

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Soccer Injuries: What to Do

Jennifer DeRosa knows all too well about soccer injuries. Jennifer started playing soccer at four years old and battled through injuries from a young age through college, playing Division 1 Soccer at UNC Asheville. Injuries included knee and neck strains, and she even needed anterior compartment surgery to bilateral lower legs.

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What to Expect After Hip Replacement

For many of my hip replacement patients, returning to the lifestyle they had prior to developing hip arthritis and debilitating pain is an exciting part of the healing process.

J. Ryan Martin, MD

Beyond the Exam Room: Physician Research and Presentations

To get a broader perspective of a physician’s involvement in research, J. Ryan Martin, MD, hip and knee surgeon with OrthoCarolina Matthews, offered an insider’s view of his own research and presentation background.

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A bout with a devastating injury: How a Charlotte Roller Girl got back on her feet

It was just a standard practice for Lorissa Shepstone and the Charlotte Roller Girls last September...