What Time of Day is Best to Work Out?

What Time of Day is Best to Work Out?

It really depends on who you ask, but more importantly, it really depends on you.
The Importance of Elevating Your Heart Rate Through Exercise

The Importance of Elevating Your Heart Rate Through Exercise

According to the American Heart Association, factors including a person’s age and health activities all determine what a normal heart rate is.
Ice vs. Heat: What Should I Use, When?

Ice vs. Heat: What Should I Use, When?

Almost all of us, at some point, will strain or irritate a muscle or ligament, and the resulting pain can have a big impact on your daily life. To make that pain subside is it better to use ice or heat?
Why You Should Train Like an Athlete at Any Age

Why You Should Train Like an Athlete at Any Age

Believe it or not, humans start losing muscle mass as young as age 30, and bone mass as young as age 40.
The Buddy System: Group Fitness Benefits

The Buddy System: Group Fitness Benefits

In an age when it can often feel like every moment of the day is scheduled to the minute, workouts can get tossed to the side. Even worse, trying to continually force exercise can quickly cause self-motivation to evaporate.
10 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy

10 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy

Does your job give you a pain in the neck or back?
Plantar Fasciitis: What to Know

Plantar Fasciitis: What to Know

Plantar fasciitis affects nearly 2 million Americans each year, with over 10% of the population suffering from this condition at some point over their lifetime.
Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with Dr. Alison Warren of OrthoCarolina

Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with Dr. Alison Warren of OrthoCarolina

Dr. Alison Warren of OrthoCarolina was in her final semester of pre-med bachelor’s degree when she was introduced to Traditional Chinese Medicine
Kids and Backpacks: How Heavy is Too Heavy?

Kids and Backpacks: How Heavy is Too Heavy?

For children, heavy school backpacks that pull the force of gravity and alter their posture can put them at risk for neck, shoulder and back pain.
Common Foot Conditions Treated with Orthotics

Common Foot Conditions Treated with Orthotics

OrthoCarolina providers can refer patients to Performance Orthotics
My Hand Can Art Exhibit Opens Uptown

My Hand Can Art Exhibit Opens Uptown

The My Hand Can art exhibition opens at the Mint Museum Uptown on September 3, showcasing the works of OrthoCarolina Hand Center patients.
What is Arthritis of the Foot?

What is Arthritis of the Foot?

Arthritis is very common in middle age and we see it often in the foot.
How to Avoid Rotator Cuff Injuries While Working

How to Avoid Rotator Cuff Injuries While Working

Rotator cuff injuries or tears are one of the most commonly encountered shoulder problems seen by orthopedic surgeons.
8  Ways to Keep Your Knees Healthy as You Age

8 Ways to Keep Your Knees Healthy as You Age

Knee pain is a common problem, especially in older adults. As we move, walk and run every day, we battle gravity, and natural deterioration will occur...
Get to Know Your Knee

Get to Know Your Knee

What’s in a knee, and how does it work?
Cheerleading and Injury Risk

Cheerleading and Injury Risk

The American Medical Association recently declared cheerleading a sport, saying that the rigors and risks led them to the decision.
Research Update:  Mastectomy and Upper Body Extremities

Research Update: Mastectomy and Upper Body Extremities

Mastectomy is a common treatment for women with breast cancer. Some patients that need a mastectomy also have to have other lymph node tissue removed from the axillary (armpit) region on the same side that the breast tissue was removed from.
Spine Center’s Dr. Milam Performs Two-Level Cervical Disc Replacement

Spine Center’s Dr. Milam Performs Two-Level Cervical Disc Replacement

OrthoCarolina spine surgeon Alden Milam has performed a two-level cervical disc replacement procedure utilizing a novel medical device recently approved by the FDA. The procedure was the first FDA approved two-level disc replacement in the state of North Carolina.
Arthritis and Occupational Therapy

Arthritis and Occupational Therapy

Arthritis affects about 1.5 million Americans, including rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that causes your body’s own immune system to mistakenly attack its own joints.
Small kids, big injuries

Small kids, big injuries

Read more on what Dr. Christian Clark with OrthoCarolina Pediatrics told the Charlotte Observer about overuse injury risks in children: