A Well Balanced Runner

As a foot and ankle provider, I often get asked a TON of questions regarding running...

July 19, 2018

48 Hours in Morganton NC

Morganton, North Carolina, boasts hyperlocal beer, farm-to-table eateries, and some of the best outdoor adventure in the Blue Ridge

July 16, 2018

Experiencing the Biltmore Estate in Asheville

The Biltmore Estate combines Victorian-era hospitality with some of the best hiking, biking, and paddling in Asheville.

July 16, 2018

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.

July 10, 2018

Cortisone Injections for Runners: Yea or Nay?

Cortisone is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory delivered through an injection that goes directly to the site of inflammation in your body.

July 10, 2018

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.

June 25, 2018

Athlete Highlights - Beer & Burpees Supporting Dream On 3

On September 22, hundreds of local athletes will come together at Beers and Burpees to work out while supporting Dream On 3, a wish-granting organization for children with illnesses and disabilities. Meet a few of the athletes who will be participating in this awesome event powered by OrthoCarolina.

June 22, 2018

The Best Outdoor Activities to Do in Charlotte with the Whole Family

Charlotte's growing greenway network, lakes and rivers, and mountain peaks offer unique outdoor adventures for families.

June 19, 2018

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.

June 19, 2018

World Cup Hub

From brackets to group guides that focus on teams connections to the Carolinas, our 2018 World Cup Hub is the place to go for all the latest local world cup information.

June 11, 2018

From Two ACL Tears to West Point - Patient Caroline Horne

Two ACL tears in less than a year would be difficult to come back from for most. But with hard work and a positive attitude, Charlottean Caroline Horne didn't just recover from her two ACL tears - she thrived. Learn more about how Caroline went from double injury to successful West Point student with the help of OrthoCarolina's medical team.

June 11, 2018

Plan the Perfect Beech Mountain Summer Getaway

Escape the heat and humidity this summer for a weekend with equal parts outdoor adventure and relaxation in this North Carolina town.

May 30, 2018

High Octane Performance: A Crew Member’s Determination to Stay in the Race

For Robby Maschhaupt, racing isn’t just a job. It’s his life. In fact, it’s the only job he’s ever had. Robby has been in racing for 33 years as a crew member, including Off Road racing, Indy Car, NASCAR and endurance racing. Despite facing numerous injuries, this is how he stayed in the race.

May 26, 2018

How to Pull Off the Perfect Weekend Mountain Getaway From Charlotte

Plan the perfect weekend getaway by mixing and matching these top activities, eateries, and places to stay in the North Carolina High Country.

May 22, 2018

8 Things about NASCAR That Might Surprise You

For drivers, pit crew and teams, NASCAR races are their jobs and their livelihoods, and they take their work just as seriously as anyone else. Here are eight things about NASCAR that might surprise you.

May 18, 2018

Outdoor Yoga: 4 Tips for Success

When trying yoga for the first time, many worry they don't have the right gear or look the part. Besides the beauty of practicing in nature, outdoor yoga is a great, accessible way to take a class without the pressure of mirrors or the traditional studio experience. Check out our tips for outdoor yoga success and join us June 9 for FREE classes in South Park's Symphony Park.

May 15, 2018

NASCAR's Aric Almirola: Injury Felt Like Twisting Knife In Back

Aric Almirola knew immediately following his horrendous crash at Kansas Speedway that he had a spinal injury, but the NASCAR driver said Friday he didn’t realize the severity of his broken back until he talked with doctors and learned he would be sidelined for eight to twelve weeks.

May 14, 2018

How to Access the Appalachian Trail from Charlotte: 4 Great Section Hikes in 4 Different States

In North Carolina you'll find easy access to day hikes and weekend backpacking routes on the Appalachian Trail.

May 10, 2018

Top 6 Places for Outdoor Yoga in Charlotte

When the sun is shining Charlotteans find unique ways to take everything outside, including yoga. From rose gardens to breweries, don't miss these opportunities to move your practice from the studio to the lawn, including our FREE classes at Symphony Park.

May 10, 2018

Athlete Learns a Focus on Self-Care and Mindfulness Pave the Road to Recovery

Training for a marathon, Erin Lingle was used to pushing through the pain, but a hip surgery re-centered her focus.

May 08, 2018

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.

May 04, 2018

​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.

April 30, 2018

Stretches and Positions to Help Decrease Your Low Back Pain Before You See Your Medical Doctor or Physical Therapist

Back pain has been a hot topic in recent years and will affect many people at some point in their lives. These positions may help decrease your symptoms to a manageable level to assist with you getting back to the activities you love.

April 27, 2018

Sleep: The Secret Ingredient of Injury Recovery

You’ve probably heard how rest is important for injury recovery. Beyond moving around less and cutting back on exercise, people often fail to think about the importance of sleep as part of the recovery process.

April 17, 2018