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.
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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.
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.
Get to know Andy Hylton, PA-C from OrthoCarolina Pineville!
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
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 former professional soccer player’s perspective on playing the sport
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.
However, despite the love for soccer, the majority of players in England, still played multiple sports.
If you’ve played or watched soccer, you know how physical the game can be.
What advice would have been helpful to me as I played over the years?
“I like the freedom to make decisions on the field, all you need is a soccer ball and you can play anywhere.”
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.
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.
Because no matter their position on the field, all soccer players are keepers…
Leading up to a race, it’s important to plan your training accordingly to avoid overtraining...
So what do you do when you’re injured and you need to get back for regular season, playoffs or even the World Cup?
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.
Former pro soccer player now works as a physician’s assistant
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.