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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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What to Know About Exercising With Arthritis

The pain and stiffness arthritis causes can make a workout seem beyond grasp, especially when the symptoms are so intense you feel more immobile than athletic.

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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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Exercising with Arthritis | Dr. Drew Henderson, Orthopedic Hip & Knee Surgeon

When arthritis flares up, getting active may be the last thing you want to do. However, exercise is important for managing arthritis pain & stiffness. Dr. Drew Henderson, orthopedic hip & knee surgeon at OrthoCarolina Winston-Salem, explains how low-impact exercise helps keep your joints healthy over time with Carol Andrews at WXLV ABC 45.

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What Is Occupational Therapy & Who Is It For?

Dive into the world of occupational therapy, where empowerment meets independence. Explore health promotion, injury prevention, and individualized care plans tailored to maximize well-being. Join us in celebrating Occupational Therapy Month as we honor the transformative impact of OT professionals.

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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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Choosing the Right Shoes | Dr. Scott Biggerstaff, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Finding shoes that provide the right support for your feet can be challenging. But it doesn't have to be. Dr. Scott Biggerstaff, orthopedic foot & ankle surgeon at OrthoCarolina Winston-Salem, explains the different types of feet & tips on how to choose the right shoes with Carol Andrews at WXLV ABC 45. Check out these helpful tips when looking for new shoes.

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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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5 Reasons to Choose an Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Orthopedic foot & ankle specialists treat even the most complex foot and ankle problems and serve as a reliable source when surgery is recommended.

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OrthoCarolina Helps Local Artist Get Back to Business

Last year, Charlotte-area artist Chris Davis took a nasty fall and broke his wrist. OrthoCarolina's Dr. Sutker helped Davis get back to doing what he loves — making fishing rods by hand.

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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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4 Common Foot & Ankle Problems & What to Do

Foot and ankle problems can range from annoying to life-changing. Dr. Scott Biggerstaff, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle, addresses common conditions that can cause pain, stiffness and even odd sounds.

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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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    Back Pain: When Should You Go to Urgent Care?

    When you have back pain, there are several symptoms & scenarios where you should see a care provider right away. Learn what these symptoms are so you can weigh your best options.

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    How to Prepare for Shoulder Surgery Recovery

    Having surgery is never easy, but being ready at home can help reduce anxiety for the post-op experience and make you more comfortable after shoulder surgery.

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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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    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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    How to Know if You Might Have Bunions and When to See a Doctor

    Bunions are bulging bony bumps that form at the big toe joint when pressure on the joint pushes it toward the second toe. Bunions alter the structure of the bone, resulting in the usually tender bump that can make walking and wearing shoes painful.

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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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    What You Need to Know About Dry Needling with Electrical Stimulation

    Dry needling is a physical therapy technique that uses thin needles to help relieve muscle inflammation. The addition of electrical stimulation can increase blood flow for enhanced and prolonged pain relief.

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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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