Sports Medicine



Between the Bones Episode 11: Sports Medicine in Adolescent Amateur Athletics

Sports medicine is a subject typically associated with professional and collegiate athletes. But there’s another facet that’s important to discuss: sports medicine in adolescents and amateur athletics.  In this episode we hear from OrthoCarolina's Margaret Lynch, PA-C & Dr. Jonathan Riboh.

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Biomechanical Shifts to Boost Your Golf Game

Playing a successful round of golf on the course, or even achieving your best score at Top Golf, requires a challenging level of biomechanics and coordination. Greg Loeser, ATC, and Dr. David Macknet provide tips on how to put your best foot forward in your next round.

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Better Hips, Better Golf Swing

Mobility of the hips can open golfers up for a smoother swing.  Read more from Chris Gabriel, physical therapist at OC Sports Training Center.

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ACL Injuries 101 – What Is the ACL and Why Are Injuries So Common?

Knees are vulnerable to injury, particularly for athletes who regularly jump, pivot, twist and tackle. The ACL is the most common ligament in the knee to suffer injury. 

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Cortisone Injections for Runners: Yea or Nay?

Cortisone is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory delivered through an injection that goes directly to the site of inflammation in your body.

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At-Home Olympic-Style Workouts

In this series, we cover different Olympic events and relate them to upcoming spring sports with insight from OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Specialists.

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How to Get Started With Mountain Biking in Charlotte

Charlotte is home to miles of beginner-friendly trails, group rides, instructional clinics, and events where you can gather with other riders.

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What to Expect When You Start Cycling

The OrthoCarolina Winston Women's Cycling team shares insight into what to expect when you decide to get involved in cycling as well as suggestions on how you can best maximize your time.

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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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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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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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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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Ice vs. Heat | Dr. Bryan Jennings, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist

Keeping You Healthy with Carole Andrews at ABC45 in 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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3 Signs of an Overuse Injury

Overuse injuries are extremely common and will happen to most people at some time or other. Recognizing the early signs of an overuse injury can help you avoid pain and excess downtime.

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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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Knee MRI's and Meniscus Lesions with Dr. Saltzman on the Nailed It Orthopaedic Podcast

Listen to OrthoCarolina's Dr. Bryan Saltzman as he breaks down how to read a knee MRI  and the science behind the operative treatment of meniscus lesions.

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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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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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Meet Angela Shirk, NASCAR Athletic Trainer

Angela, a NASCAR Athletic Trainer, talked to us about her job, the challenges she’s faced along the way, and what it’s like to be a female trainer in such a male-dominated industry.

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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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