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:

What is Physiatry

Physiatrists are physicians who specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and are trained to diagnose, treat, and direct a rehabilitation plan that provides the best possible outcomes for these patients.
New Joints for Senior Patients

New Joints for Senior Patients

When patients have painful joints such as hips or knees that continue to bother them despite non-surgical therapy, joint replacements can help tremendously – even among the elderly population.
New treatments for Dupytren’s contracture

New treatments for Dupytren’s contracture

One in ten Americans will have Dupytren’s contracture, so many of us will have a friend or family member affected by it.