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A Beginner's Guide to Yoga: Styles, Tools & Tips

Great for the mind, great for the body, yoga might just be your next best tool for unwinding. Figure out the best style for your practice and learn tips to get started on your yoga journey.

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Light Activities Like Gardening Are Good for Your Physical Health

Performing light physical activities like gardening, dancing and taking a walk supports your physical fitness and helps reduce your mortality risk.

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Athletic Trainers – Health Care Providers on the Field and in the Clinic

OrthoCarolina celebrates the dedicated, talented trainers on our staff as part of National Athletic Training Month, observed each March.

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COVID-19 Update

Patient Information related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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How to Start Working Out Again & Stick With It

Whether you were previously a fitness junkie or you only worked out sporadically, it’s now more important than ever to prioritize physical activity. Here's how to identify obstacles that may be keeping you from consistent exercise & tips to overcome them.

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5 Ways to Fight Tech Neck

Poor posture and spending so much time on our devices (phones, computers, tablets, and more) can contribute to pain and weakness of the neck, upper back and thumbs (aka “tech neck”).

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Trigger Finger & Carpal Tunnel Prevention, Symptoms & Treatment

Simple, everyday choices can help relieve hand pain and prevent overuse injuries like trigger finger and carpal tunnel. Learn helpful tips, common symptoms to watch out for and what to expect if you're considering surgery. 

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Virtual Therapy: What to Expect

Through virtual therapy, patients can progress toward their physical or hand-therapy and pain-management goals with support from their therapist, all while minimizing social contact.

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Benefits of Telemedicine Video Visits

Telemedicine offers key advantages to keep patients and medical providers connected.

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What Is Cholesterol? Plus, 5 Foods to Improve Your Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is essential to healthy body functions, but too much cholesterol can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Find out how to lower your cholesterol levels to reduce inflammation and keep your heart healthy.

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5 Tips to De-stress with Mindfulness

Do you have trouble staying present? It’s all too common in our world of constant news updates, emails and social media. Learn the mindfulness tools to stay cool, calm and collected in stressful situations.

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7 New Year's Resolutions You'll Enjoy Achieving

For this year's resolutions, choose a fixed goal that's achievable and, most importantly, something you’re going to enjoy achieving. Here are 7 ideas to get you started.

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Sleep: The Secret Ingredient of Injury Recovery

After an injury,  sleep is key to proper recovery. Learn more about the role sleep plays in muscle and joint repair and how to set yourself up to sleep well and get better quickly.

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5 Tips to Make Healthier Holiday Choices

Celebrating the holiday season and maintaining your healthy habits only seem like polar opposites. Check out our docs' recommendations for how to strike a balance over the holidays.

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Explore Charlotte on Foot with Walking Tours by #WalkCLT

Explore neighborhoods, public art and green spaces across the city with walking tours you can download directly to your phone.

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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. 

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Tips and Tricks for Fitting in At Least Three At-Home Workouts Per Week

You don’t have to hit the gym or spend hours working out to become more fit. Here are eight tips to make at-home exercise a regular part of your week.

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How Exercise Can Help Your Gut Health

The list of health benefits that come from staying active is nothing short of incredible. Here’s yet another important benefit of staying active – better gut health.

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Sweet or Savory? Our Doctors' Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions

Our doctors and PAs share what they look forward to eating each Thanksgiving, what won't grace their plates and how they like to relax after the big meal.

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Improving Balance for All Ages: Focusing on Ankle Stability

Balance plays an important role in preventing injuries, maintaining mobility and supporting good posture. These simple stretches and exercises will help strengthen your ankle muscles to promote balance and coordination.

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OrthoCarolina Supports Design Marathon Benefiting Local Non-Profits

We are proud to partner with Make a Mark Charlotte to support their 2020 Make-A-Thon, a 12-hour design and development marathon benefiting nine local non-profits.

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

Inflammation and pain is the body’s natural reaction to an injury. To ease that pain and help the body heal faster, is it better to use ice or heat?

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What To Eat Before Bed To Help You Sleep

What you eat and drink before bed influences your sleep quality. Alcohol, spicy foods, caffeine and very rich foods can prevent you from resting well. Learn what foods can help relax your mind and body before you turn in for the night.

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Are Custom Orthotics Worth It? Here's What You Need To Know

Genuine custom foot orthotics are made specifically to your left and right anatomical foot geometry.  They realign and stabilize the bones in your feet in order to restore your natural walking pattern more effectively than over-the-counter inserts.

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