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.

Tennis

Why Tennis Elbow Can Serve Up Real Pain

Tennis elbow is tendinosis of a muscle called the extensor carpi radialis brevis, which affects the tendon attached to the bone on the outer part of the elbow. When that tendon is damaged from overuse, it can cause weakness and pain around the area that often also radiates into the arm. 

Team OrthoCarolina - 2018 Catalyst Award Winners

Team OrthoCarolina - 2018 Catalyst Award Winners

OrthoCarolina's Catalyst Awards honor teammates who embody our mission to Make Lives Better. Meet our 2018 global award winners.

Football

OC on the Sidelines – How one Physician Assistant Keeps High School Athletes in the Game

If you’ve been to a local high school sports event, you may have seen OrthoCarolina staff on the sidelines. We learn from one PA how they keep athletes safe during competition.

How should you treat a nosebleed?

How should you treat a nosebleed?

When a nosebleed happens, there is no cause for alarm but steps should be taken to minimize blood loss. Should you lean forward? Tilt your head back? Physician Assistant Andy Hylton shares four steps to treat nosebleeds.

Andy Hylton

Meet the PA: Andy Hylton, PA-C

Get to know Andy Hylton, PA-C from OrthoCarolina Pineville!

Healthy Food

How Exercise and Nutrition Go Hand in Hand

Exercise can brighten your mood, stave off depression, and increase energy. When it comes to your nutrition, a balanced diet is best for everyone. Food is what fuels us and helps us get through our day, and how you feed your body affects your performance in everything you do

Waterfalls

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.

Soccer on Field

Is it time to lace up the cleats?

A former professional soccer player’s perspective on playing the sport

Patient using a foam roller

Why Foam Rolling is Important: A Soccer Player’s Perspective

Not too long ago I was working with the U.S. Men’s National Beach Soccer team in their Beach World Cup qualifier tournament.

Soccer Eye Injury

Soccer: Eye Injury Treatment

Andy Hylton, OrthoCarolina physician assistant and former professional soccer player says direct blows to the eyes generally result in temporary blurry vision and can result in a "black eye", but occasionally a more serious eye injury can occur.

Soccer

Multisport Soccer Player Tips

However, despite the love for soccer, the majority of players in England, still played multiple sports.

Soccer

Treating a Nosebleed

Injuries to the face are common in soccer, most often occurring though direct impact with either a soccer ball or collision between players.

icing a soccer injusy

What’s the best way to ice a soccer injury?

If you’ve played or watched soccer, you know how physical the game can be.

Soccer Lessons For My Kids

4 soccer lessons I’m sharing with my kids

What advice would have been helpful to me as I played over the years?

Playing Soccer

OC Loves Soccer: Andy Hylton

“I like the freedom to make decisions on the field, all you need is a soccer ball and you can play anywhere.”

OrthoCarolina Sportsplex

Charlotte Soccer Academy Officially Unveils OrthoCarolina Sportsplex

The OrthoCarolina Sportsplex will house six fields, including five artificial turf fields, with one of the turf fields being a FIFA 2-certified surface. An adjacent 20,000 square foot building will contain the CSA club store, administrative offices, changing facilities and physical therapy space.

Kicking it with Andy

Beyond the Soccer Field: How your soccer player can stay in shape over the summer

If you’re a parent like I am, most of us strive to create every opportunity and environment for success for our children, whether it’s on or off the turf.

"kicking it" with Andy

Three Major Kids’ Soccer Injuries to Know About

Because no matter their position on the field, all soccer players are keepers…

runners at starting line

Post-Race Overtraining: How to Let Your Body Heal Properly

Leading up to a race, it’s important to plan your training accordingly to avoid overtraining...

"kicking it" with Andy

Even World Cup Players Get Hurt

So what do you do when you’re injured and you need to get back for regular season, playoffs or even the World Cup?

"Kicking it"  with Andy

Orthocarolina explains female soccer Injuries and causes in kids & older athletes

Help keep your kids and teens on the field and out of the doctor’s office with this insight on female soccer injuries from former professional soccer player and PA-C Andy Hylton of OrthoCarolina.

Mosaic Magazine

One goal after another

Former pro soccer player now works as a physician’s assistant

Kicking it with Andy

Maintaining Soccer Fitness in the Off-season

If you have a youth or high school soccer player in your family, chances are they’re anxiously awaiting the conclusion of the off-season and looking forward to the arrival of warmer weather to get back out on the pitch.