5 Reasons to Choose an Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

5 Reasons to Choose an Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Orthopedic foot & ankle specialists treat even the most complex foot and ankle problems and serve as a reliable source when surgery is recommended.

4 Common Foot & Ankle Problems & What to Do

4 Common Foot & Ankle Problems & What to Do

Foot and ankle problems can range from annoying to life-changing. Dr. Scott Biggerstaff, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle, addresses common conditions that can cause pain, stiffness and even odd sounds.

    Telemedicine Appointments | Virtual Doctor's Appointments on Your Phone

    Telemedicine Video Visits Now Available

    Have a video visit with your doctor today!

    Orthopedic Doctors | Othopedic Physicians

    Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Foot & Ankle

    Hear from our panel of orthopedic experts about Stress Fractures & Sprains, Achilles Tendonitis & Tears, Bunions, Ankle & Heel Pain and Arthritis in the OAS Season 1 finale. 

    Bunions Xray

    How to Know if You Might Have Bunions and When to See a Doctor

    Bunions are bulging bony bumps that form at the big toe joint when pressure on the joint pushes it toward the second toe. Bunions alter the structure of the bone, resulting in the usually tender bump that can make walking and wearing shoes painful.

    Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Athletic Injuries

    Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Athletic Injuries

    Our panel of sports medicine specialists look at the causes and treatments of common sports injuries including ACL and meniscus tears, shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff tears and more in this edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out.

    Exercising with Hip & Knee Arthritis

    Exercising with Hip & Knee Arthritis

    When your arthritis flares up, getting active may be the last thing you want to do. However, exercise plays an important role in managing arthritis pain and stiffness. 

    Knee Pain

    Hip & Knee Pain Explained

    The bottom line is this – if your quality of life is compromised by pain in your hip or knee, it’s time to discuss the pain with your doctor.

    Foot Issues and Relief

    Are My Shoes to Blame? Common Foot Problems & How to Minimize Pain

    Wearing shoes that fit poorly can lead to a myriad of problems, from minor foot discomfort to stress fractures and meniscus tears.

    Online Scheduling FAQs | OrthoCarolina Scheduling Online Appointments

    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.

    Athletic Shoes OrthoCarolina | Choosing the Right Athletic Shoes

    How to Choose the Right Athletic Shoes

    Choosing the right athletic shoe for your foot is key to moving comfortably, efficiently and safely. Get to know your foot type and follow the tips above to choose an athletic shoe that’s right for you.

    Experience Anatomy | Virtual Orthopedic Panel

    Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Hip & Knee

    We partnered with Experience Anatomy, a premier anatomy education provider specializing in training and education with real, preserved human specimens, to bring you another installment of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out – Hip & Knee edition.


    OrthoCarolina Launches Online Scheduling in Winston-Salem Market

    OrthoCarolina has launched the first part of what will be a multi-phase rollout of new online scheduling technology at OrthoCarolina Winston, which includes all of its Winston-Salem-area offices. The online platform offers optimized appointment times online while reducing unused appointments and increasing patient volume.


    From a Hip Replacement to a Slam Dunk

    For a former professional basketball player, having a hip replacement allowed him to return to his passion. 

    Top 10 Triad Waterfalls & Swimming Holes

    Top 10 Triad Waterfalls & Swimming Holes

    Take a break from the heat with day trips to these 10 top Triad waterfalls and swimming holes.

    Training For Your Next Race With OrthoCarolina

    Training For Your Next Race With OrthoCarolina

    From training plans to learning how to properly foam roll, OrthoCarolina has your back as you prepare for your first or next race!

    The Different Kinds of Runs you See on Training Plans and Why Each are Important

    The Different Kinds of Runs You See on Training Plans and Why Each Are Important

    Training for an upcoming race? The training plan you use will vary runs and styles. Here’s why each are important for a successful outing.

    Training Plan

    You Asked: 10K Training Plan FAQ's

    Have questions about OrthoCarolina's 10K training plans? The author of the training talks about everything from cross-training and injuries, to how to fuel before a long run. 

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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.

    Fellowship Trained Surgeons OrthoCarolina

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

    Additional fellowship training exposes doctors to particular specialties.

    Hip Replacement Weightlifting

    World Champion Power Lifter Calls Total Hip Replacement a "Miracle" Hitting the Gym Just Weeks After Surgery

    Learn how a power-lifter has built his fitness back up after a total hip replacement. 

    Quick and Dirty guide to Winston-Salem's trail running scene

    A Quick & Dirty Guide to Winston-Salem's Trail Running Scene

    A guide to training programs, local clubs, and other resources to help you plug in to Winston-Salem's trail running scene.

    Tony Connot Physicians assistant orthocarolina employee of the year

    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.


    10 New Physicians Join OrthoCarolina

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

    Dr. John McMurtry

    OC Family Welcome: Meet Dr. John McMurtry

    Specializing in hand, shoulder and elbow, Dr. McMurtry will practice at OrthoCarolina's Winston-Salem office.

    Dr. James Starman

    OC Family Welcome: Meet Dr. James Starman

    Specializing in sports, shoulder and elbow, Dr. Starman will see patients at OrthoCarolina's Winston-Salem and Kernersville offices.

    Dr. W. Bryan Jennings

    OC Family Welcome: Meet Dr. W. Bryan Jennings

    Specializing in sports and general orthopedics, Dr. Jennings will practice at OrthoCarolina's Winston-Salem and King offices.

    The ultimate Winston-Salem Bucket list for fall

    The Ultimate Winston-Salem Bucket List for Fall

    The golden days of fall are prime time for hiking, biking, paddling, and playing outdoors in Winston-Salem.

    Paddling around Winston-Salem

    Paddling Around Winston-Salem: An Insider's Guide to Getting on the Water This Summer

    If paddling in North Carolina conjures up images of running whitewater in the western reaches of the state and sea kayaking the coast, you may be missing out on one of N.C.’s most diverse paddling destinations.

    Best Trails in Winston-Salem, NC

    A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Best Mountain Biking in Winston-Salem

    The hills of the Triad region offer mountain bikers pumpy ascents, fast and flowy lines and lake vistas.

    Rock Box Bouldering

    Building a Bouldering Community in Winston-Salem

    Winston-Salem's new Rock Box Bouldering gym aims to be a central hub for the Triad climbing community.

    HopSwap Half Marathon

    An Insider’s Guide to Winston-Salem’s HopSwap Half Marathon

    Get moving at the the HopSwap Half Marathon in Winston-Salem.

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    OrthoCarolina Winston-Salem

    OrthoCarolina Winston has a broad research and educational base which has a national reputation for excellence with more than 40 years of experience.

    Sauratown Cragging in North Carolina

    Winter Cragging at North Carolina’s Sauratown

    Sauratown offers some of the best winter cragging in the southeast.

    Jonathan S. Yoder, MD is a sports medicine physician with OrthoCarolina Winston.

    A Physician Talks PRP: Using Your Body’s Own Platelets to Heal Injury

    Chronic pain can keep your body hurting for weeks, months, or even years at a time, impacting your day-to-day life and even your work and time with family. It can be a result of an injury, other health issue, or there may be no apparent reason for the pain. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is one of the newest ways to treat pain. PRP uses a highly concentrated solution of your body’s own platelets to accelerate the natural healing of damaged tissue.

    Old Salem

    Family-Friendly Winter Outdoor Excursions in Winston-Salem

    Spend a day walking the homes, gardens, and shops of Old Salem

    Start - OrthoCarolina

    Winston-Salem #TheFreeWorkout Videos

    Carrie Rhodes, MPT at OrthoCarolina takes you through the steps to complete #TheFreeWorkout in Winston-Salem.

    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.

    NC Pilot Mountain State Park

    The Story Behind North Carolina's Pilot Mountain State Park

    Pilot Mountain has guided centuries of travelers, from nomadic Native Americans to Moravian immigrants.

    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.

    Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail

    Paddling Through History: A Weekend on the Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail

    Combine a history tour and backcountry adventure on North Carolina's Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail.

    Twin City Talks in Winston-Salem

    Twin City Talks in Winston-Salem

    Twin City Talks, a community forum hosted in partnership with the Winston-Salem Journal, engaged the Winston-Salem community in an open discussion about public art this week at Foothills Brewing. Preceded by topical podcasts and articles, the forum invited residents to engage with community leaders in the arts and cultural sector.

    Free Workout in Winston-Salem

    #TheFreeWorkout in Winston-Salem

    Partnering with marketing firm #thesavageway, OrthoCarolina has launched #TheFreeWorkout on sidewalks in Winston-Salem offering free, functional fitness.

    Tackling an Unwelcome Ankle Injury: How One Player Returned to the Field

    Tackling an Unwelcome Ankle Injury: How One Player Returned to the Field

    For JaQuan King, senior at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, football was life. He was set to be a top-ranked college football prospect in 2016; he had scored four touchdowns during a jamboree scrimmage and had high hopes of being recruited until he found himself on the ground holding a swollen ankle surrounded by trainers and players. He had a season-ending ankle injury and wondered if he’d ever get to play again.

    ACL injury on the field

    One of the Most Common Knee Injuries: The ABCs of the ACL

    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a vital stabilizing structure within the knee. The ACL helps to control rotation and translation with a knee that is abruptly changing direction or speed. As a result, it is commonly injured in athletes who participate in sports with cutting, pivoting, jumping, and quick running.

    Racing Scene

    An Insider's Guide to the Booming Running Scene in Winston-Salem

    Stop by Foothills Brewing on a Wednesday evening around 6 p.m. and you’ll find the crowd chugging electrolytes instead of beer. Each week, the Foot Soldier Run Club hosts a group run that usually draws about 40 people of all levels and abilities, from aspiring couch-to-5K athletes to marathon runners.

    Winston-Salem Welcomes New Physician

    Winston-Salem Welcomes New Physician

    Dr. Drew Henderson, MD, MSc joins OrthoCarolina Winston-Salem and Clemmons locations.

    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?

    Winston Salem Road Trips

    To the Mountains and Back: 10 Easy Outdoor Day Trips from Winston-Salem

    Clear your calendar now and finish off a summer full of adventure in the mountains around Winston-Salem with these 10-day trip ideas.

    Rock Climbing in Winston-Salem: What to Know and Where to Go

    Rock Climbing in Winston-Salem: What to Know and Where to Go

    The North Carolina Triad has earned its reputation as one of the Southeast region’s premier climbing destinations, one hold at a time.


    What to Expect When You Start Cycling

    Tori Kanizer is the youngest cyclist on OrthoCarolina Winston Women’s Cycling team. As an upcoming junior at Milligan College, Tori balances the rigorous training that comes with a cycling schedule with schoolwork and a social life.

    Riding Bikes

    10 Must-Do Summer Adventures in Winston-Salem

    Here’s how to hit the trail, take to the air, and get on the water with 10 recommended picks to satisfy your inner adventurer this summer in Winston-Salem.


    Training Like a Cyclist

    Have you ever wondered what exactly goes into cycling? Sure, we see cyclists on the road on a daily basis, but there is so much more to training for racing bikes than a relaxing bike ride. It’s all about strategy, focus and more importantly, specificity of training.

    Yoga Pose

    Yoga for Enhanced Sports Performance

    Typically, competitive athletes focus on strength training with weights. Building strength and muscle mass has its benefits but also dramatically decreases overall flexibility.

    Dr. Michael Lauffenburger - Orthopedic Surgeon

    Dr. Michael Lauffenburger - Orthopedic Surgeon

    Winston-Salem and Clemmons office locations.

    Dr. David Janeway - Orthopedic Surgeon

    Dr. David Janeway - Orthopedic Surgeon

    Winston-Salem Office Location.

    Dr. William Craig - Orthopedic Surgeon

    Dr. William Craig - Orthopedic Surgeon

    Winston-Salem and Clemmons Office Locations

    Dr. Scott Biggerstaff - Orthopedic Surgeon

    Dr. Scott Biggerstaff - Orthopedic Surgeon

    Winston-Salem & Kernersville Office Locations

    OrthoCarolina Winston Salem

    OrthoCarolina Winston Salem

    Meet the Physicians and staff at our Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Clemmons and King NC office locations.



    Region’s Leading Orthopedic Group Expands into the Triad While Continuing to Offer Quality, Convenient Care