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Healthy Habits Lead to Healthy Aging

A healthy diet and active lifestyle is the best way to protect your health as you age.  Balanced meals contain protein to keep you full and satisfied, plenty of fruits and veggies to provide vitamins and minerals, and just enough healthy fats to provide flavor.

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OrthoCarolina Welcomes New Physicians

Jonathan C. Riboh, MD, joins OrthoCarolina's Sports Medicine Center, Cartilage Restoration Institute and South Park location; Matthew C. Wendt, MD, joins OrthoCarolina Rock Hill.

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6 Nutrients You Could Be Lacking

Are you getting enough vitamins and minerals to keep training hard? These 6 nutrients will help you build muscle, fight fatigue, reduce injury and recover safely.

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How to Prepare for Race Training: Mobility Workouts, Warm-Ups & Cool Downs

We often forget to consider what to do before launching a regimented training program. It’s important to incorporate mobility exercises and proper stretching both before and after excerise to make sure your body is primed for more intense workouts.

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Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Spine

In the spine edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of back pain and common spine ailments.

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Foam Rolling the Tension Away After Sitting All Day

Looking for ways to relieve tension after a long day in front of the screen or behind the wheel? Try using a foam roller. 

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OrthoCarolina Recognized as 2020 Healthiest Employer in Greater Charlotte

OrthoCarolina has been recognized as one of the 2020 Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte by the Charlotte Business Journal. The 10th annual Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte Awards program honors local companies with outstanding health and wellness initiatives.

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10 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy

Does your job or day-to-day activities leave you with neck or back pain? 30-50 percent of the general and work population report back pain annually, meaning it’s one of the most common musculoskeletal problems. 

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5 Ways To Fight Heart Disease And Live Longer

It's never too late to start making the health of your heart a priority. Choose now to develop habits that will keep your heart beating strong for a long time to come.

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Back on Your Feet: Sciatic Pain Relief

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body, so it’s not surprising that when it flares up, it feels intense.

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Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Shoulder

In the inaugural Orthopedic Anatomy Series event, OrthoCarolina shoulder surgeons and Experience Anatomy educators dive into the anatomy of common shoulder injuries and treatments.

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How to Replenish Electrolytes

In your body, electrolytes are essential for transmitting signals that help to maintain a balance of fluids, healthy muscle contraction, and normal function of the nervous system, which includes the brain.

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Are My Shoes to Blame? Common Foot Problems & How to Minimize Pain

Wearing shoes that fit poorly can lead to a myriad of problems, from minor foot discomfort to stress fractures and meniscus tears.

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OrthoCarolina Physicians Named 2020 Top Doctors in Charlotte

We're proud to announce 13 OrthoCarolina physicians who received Top Doctor distinctions in Charlotte magazine's annual peer-voted list.

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The Top 3 Ways to Spend Your Rest Day

Rest days give your muscles time to heal from the stress of physical activity while giving your mind an opportunity to reset.

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7 Best Ways to Lower Blood Sugar

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that without changes in diet and exercise habits, one in three Americans will develop type 2 diabetes. The good news is that most cases can be prevented.

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Hiking for Beginners: Where to Start & How to Stay Safe

The weather is warm, trails are open and the great outdoors is calling. Wherever you go, keep these tips in mind for a fun and safe hike.

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Scheduling Your Appointment Online with OrthoCarolina

Save time and book your care, your way. With online scheduling, your personalized orthopedic care is only a few clicks away.

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How to Choose the Right Athletic Shoes

Choosing the right athletic shoe for your foot is key to moving comfortably, efficiently and safely. Get to know your foot type and follow the tips above to choose an athletic shoe that’s right for you.

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Are You Underfueling?

Underfueling means not eating enough or not eating the right types of foods. If you’ve been underfueling, eating more of the right foods at the right time can help you achieve the intensities and results you have been missing.

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How To Stay Fit From Home If You're Feeling Bored & Unmotivated

Take a look at why it's so important to have an at-home workout routine in place — and how to keep it up even when you're feeling listless or unenergized. 

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Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Hip & Knee

We partnered with Experience Anatomy, a premier anatomy education provider specializing in training and education with real, preserved human specimens, to bring you another installment of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out – Hip & Knee edition.

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Stretches for Runners: How to Warm Up & Cool Down

How you prime your body for a run and how you recover afterward influence your overall performance. PTA Mary Jean McKinnon explains dynamic and static stretches to enhance your next run.

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What to Expect After Hip Replacement

One primary reason patients undergo a hip replacement is to return to the lifestyle they enjoyed prior to needing surgery.

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Nordic Walking for a Full-Body Workout

Nordic walking, or pole walking, is a low-impact, full-body exercise that combines strength and cardiovascular fitness.

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