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What Is Tendinitis?

Tendons, thick cords that connect your muscles to bones, are more important than you might realize. For people who have had tendinitis (also called tendonitis), inflammation of the tendons causes pain and swelling, sometimes severe, and can make it difficult to do the activities you love.

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What You Need to Know about Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)

In the running community, patellofemoral pain syndrome (“PFPS”), or Runner’s Knee, has a reputation for being painful and frustrating.

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8 Ways to Keep Your Knees Healthy as You Age

Knee pain is a common problem, especially for older adults. Over the years, your knees endure a lot of wear and tear as you fight against gravity to move and walk.

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Always Tired? A Few Reasons Why & How To Fix It

Living with chronic fatigue? Find out what the cause could be and how to fix it.

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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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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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Arm Care FAQ for Baseball Athletes

Common questions in arm care for baseball athletes. 

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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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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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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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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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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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Orthopedic Research Powers Long-Term Wellness for Women

Orthopedic research focused on women helps fitness professionals like OrthoCarolina's Melissa Bisnet keep their clients healthy & safe for the long haul.

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OrthoCarolina Sports Training Center Adult Fitness Classes

Bored with your regular gym routine? No two workouts are ever the same.

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Excel This Summer - Speed & Agility Camps for Young Athletes

Your child will get a leg up on the competition in our summer camps specialized to improve strength and agility and excel at combine testing.

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Stumptown AC Signs Partnership With OrthoCarolina

Stumptown AC has signed with OrthoCarolina to be its Official Healthcare provider for the remainder of the spring season with continuing discussions as a long-term partner for future seasons.

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Benefits of Light Exercise | Dr. Jonathen Yoder, OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Specialist

Keeping You Healthy with ABC45 Winston-Salem

Each month Keeping You Healthy, brought to you by OrthoCarolina, gives you tips to improve your health, from choosing the correct athletic shoes to caring for joint pain. Watch our videos and check back monthly for new health tips!

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Sore Muscles After a Workout: What's Normal & When to See a Specialist

Soreness is a normal response to exercise, but how do you know whether you’re experiencing standard post-workout muscle fatigue or something more worrisome? Find out why we experience post-workout soreness, what level of soreness is normal and how to relieve aching muscles after exercise.

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Heading the Ball in Soccer: Is It Safe?

Head injuries come with high stakes as even mild concussions can have serious consequences. Dr. Jonathan Riboh, orthopedic surgeon and youth sports medicine specialist, addresses what to consider to practice purposeful heading in soccer.

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Why Low-Impact Exercise is Important

We live in the era of Crossfit, Zumba, and P90X so it is easy to overlook the benefits of low-impact exercise. Low impact does not mean low intensity -- here's why it's important.

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How to Prevent Soccer Injuries

As sports medicine physicians, we believe the best way to treat injuries is to prevent them in the first place. In just 40 minutes a week, athletes can reduce their risk of injury by as much as 50 percent.

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