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5 Tips to Protect Youth Athletes from Foot Injuries

Most sports-related foot injuries are preventable. Here are 5 simple tips to help protect your youth athletes from foot and ankle injuries.

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OrthoCarolina Powers 2021 Charlotte Podcast Festival

OrthoCarolina is proud to support the 2021 Charlotte Podcast Festival Pop-up, a FREE virtual event series coming Tuesday, November 30 – Saturday, December 4, 2021.

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When Should You Drink Sports Drinks?

Sports drinks vs water: When is it best to drink either?

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How Short Workouts Can Be Beneficial

If you're short on time or motivation, here's how committing to “snack-sized” workouts throughout the day can make a big difference.

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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.

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Walking vs. Running: The Benefits of Each & Which Is Right for You

Should you walk or run to get your miles in?  Find out which option might be best for your individual health and wellness goals.

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How to Treat & Prevent Common Basketball Injuries

Basketball requires an athlete to run, jump and cut aggressively and consistently throughout gameplay. The quick change-of-direction movements and repetitive jumping pose a unique challenge on our lower extremities.

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Overtraining: How to Know When You Need to Take a Day Off

What is overtraining and how do you know if you need to take a day off? Find out the suggested frequency for rest days and how best to weave them into your normal workout routine.

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What Is Bone & What Does It Do?

Although bones look static when preserved in a museum or modeled in a classroom, bone in your body is just as alive as your lungs, liver, or kidneys.

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7 Simple Habits for Highly Healthy Holidays

The holiday season is upon us. It’s the time of the year to enjoy celebrating and spending time with family and friends; however, for many, it’s also the time of the year that disrupts schedules and interrupts progress with health goals.

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OrthoCarolina Among the 2021 Healthiest Workplaces in America

OrthoCarolina is proud to have been recognized as a 2021 Healthiest Employer for our commitment to investing in our team members' health & well-being.

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OrthoCarolina & Isabella Santos Foundation: Partners in Cultivating Community

With every day and every dollar raised, the Isabella Santos Foundation helps provide accessible, quality healthcare to families throughout the Charlotte region who are fighting pediatric cancer.

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Two New Physicians Join the OrthoCarolina Team

OrthoCarolina is proud to welcome physiatrist Vikram Arora, DO, & sports medicine surgeon Edward Walker, MD, to our team. Dr. Arora sees patients at OrthoCarolina Winston-Salem, while Dr. Walker practices at OrthoCarolina Lincolnton.

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30 Things You Didn’t Know About Physician Assistants (PAs)

Ever wonder what Physician Assistants do? Here are 30 things you didn’t know about PAs.

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How to Ride Your Bike Safely in All Kinds of Weather

On sunny days, riding a bike feels like a simple affair. But what about on rainy days or as temperatures drop? You can still ride your bike for fun, exercise or commuting even in less-than-stellar weather conditions. Here are a few tips to get you started!

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5 Fitness Trends Worth Following When You’re Over 50

Exercise science has advanced over the decades, and folks over 50 will find improved results—and a more enjoyable process—by taking advantage of some of the newer trends in fitness. To help you separate the useful information from marketing gimmicks, here are five fitness trends worth following when you’re over 50.

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14 Tips to Reverse Aging & Improve Your Biological Age

Your biological age defines how your body is functioning relative to your calendar age. These training, nutritional and lifestyle changes can help rewind the clock.

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The Carolina Panthers and our Team Physicians: Partners on and off the field

As we head into gameday weekend, please join us in congratulating OrthoCarolina’s Dr. Pat Connor & Dr. Durham Weeks.

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OrthoCarolina Welcomes Two New Hip & Knee Surgeons

OrthoCarolina is proud to welcome Gregory Kurkis, MD, and Matthew Robinson, MD, to our team. Both Drs. Kurkis and Robinson are fellowship-trained hip & knee surgeons.

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Paddling Around Winston-Salem: An Insider's Guide to Getting on the Water This Summer

Paddling in North Carolina isn't all about whitewater or coastal kayaking. Here's how to explore the many spots for paddling around Winston-Salem.

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Anatomy Language | How Body Parts Are Named

Anatomy terminology is a highly detailed language to name all the parts of our bodies -- every bone, ligament and muscle. It’s like medical professionals speak one language at work and an entirely different one at home.

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What Is Tommy John Surgery?

Notorious in baseball players, Tommy John injuries, or Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) injuries, can cause significant pain, decreased strength and mobility loss. There are two surgical options available for athletes who suffer from a Tommy John ligament injury.

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9 Best Swimming Hole Hikes in the Carolinas

Don't let the heat keep you from hitting the trails, these hikes will help keep you cool even when the sun is beating down.

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What Happens When You Ride Your Bike?

We all know riding your bike is good for you, but have you ever thought about what happens to your body during a ride?

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