Hook of hamate injuries becoming more prevalent among NASCAR pit crews

Hook of hamate injuries becoming more prevalent among NASCAR pit crews

An epidemiological study of 118 upper extremity injuries in NASCAR pit crews tracked over a 10 year period shows a surge in hook of hamate (a bone in the palm on the small finger side of the wrist) hand injuries in particular among changers and carriers.
Building a workout: Power Moves

Building a workout: Power Moves

One of the most frustrating elements to exercise is knowing what to do. You have the dedication to show up at the gym, but do you have the knowledge to know what to do when you get there?
Femoral Acetabular Impingement in Rear Changers

Femoral Acetabular Impingement in Rear Changers

Femoral acetabular impingement injuries have increased among rear tire changers, according to research done by OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee surgeon Dr. Walter Beaver, who also serves as head team physician for Hendrick Motorsports, and Bill Heisel, director of the OrthoCarolina Motorsports program.
The 12 Days of Yoga Holiday Workout

The 12 Days of Yoga Holiday Workout

Our orthopedic experts are fans of incorporating yoga postures to strengthen and stretch tight muscle groups.
Speed Recovery with Inversions

Speed Recovery with Inversions

Can hanging upside down improve your health?
Running Race Etiquette

Running Race Etiquette

Occasionally poor runner’s etiquette can get in the way of having a good race day experience. Here are a few helpful tips whether you’ve never run a race before or are a seasoned runner
Recovering from the Marathon Blues

Recovering from the Marathon Blues

If you’re feeling lost post-race, here is some advice to manage the weeks ahead.
Charlotte Soccer Academy Player of the Month - December 2016

Charlotte Soccer Academy Player of the Month - December 2016

CSA and OC Player of the Month Charlotte Soccer Academy and OrthoCarolina have partnered to present the Charlotte Soccer Academy Player of the Month Award. Each month, we will recognize an outstanding player.
Don’t Be Afraid to Be the Guy in Yoga Class

Don’t Be Afraid to Be the Guy in Yoga Class

Before I started doing yoga, I didn’t know what energy flow meant from a yoga perspective.
OrthoCarolina's Darren Harris: Hiking is a Family Affair

OrthoCarolina's Darren Harris: Hiking is a Family Affair

Darren Harris, the Practice Administrator at OrthoCarolina’s Hickory, North Carolina office, and his family have an interesting holiday tradition.
Eastern Slickrock Ride in Asheville, NC

Eastern Slickrock Ride in Asheville, NC

Riding Slickrock at Dupont State Recreation Area. ... powered by OrthoCarolina thru a partnership with RootsRated.com
Marathon Prep Tips

Marathon Prep Tips

With each marathon, I’ve learned tips to help me be as prepared as possible to run. Here are my top learnings.
26.Brew Infused – Carla’s Story

26.Brew Infused – Carla’s Story

I love runners. When I took over as NoDa Brewery Run Club director a year ago I was beyond excited to put fresh energy into our Wednesday night brew runs.
Yoga for Back Pain Relief

Yoga for Back Pain Relief

Low back pain is extremely common whether you are an athlete or work a sedentary job.
Building on Your Workout Routine: Top Tips for Strength Training

Building on Your Workout Routine: Top Tips for Strength Training

From bodybuilding to CrossFit, from barre workouts to bodyweight workouts, from free weights to machines, the options for weight lifting and strength training are almost denser than muscle mass itself.
Pushing Limits: lululemon® Adventure

Pushing Limits: lululemon® Adventure

But to make progress you must keep moving, excuses don’t help you reach goals. I took this mentality with me as I boarded the plane. I was going to have to push my body mentally and physically to get through the next three days.
FOAM ROLLING GUIDE FOR RUNNERS

FOAM ROLLING GUIDE FOR RUNNERS

How does foam rolling help runners?
Trekker’s Wisdom: Tips For Your Next Hike

Trekker’s Wisdom: Tips For Your Next Hike

"Since that hike, I’ve learned a few helpful tips to prep my body for hiking, including key areas to strengthen, warm-ups to incorporate and appropriate trail gear."
A Non-Runner Signs Up for 13.1 Miles

A Non-Runner Signs Up for 13.1 Miles

I’ve never considered myself a runner, in fact, running has never been a strong suit for me.
A Lifelong Love of Cycling

A Lifelong Love of Cycling

For Rita DuPont, the Physiatry Fellowship Coordinator at OrthoCarolina, cycling has been a lifelong passion.