7 Winter Adventures in North Carolina Other than Downhill Skiing (and Where to Do Them)

Winter beautifully transforms North Carolina’s wild spaces into a playground for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.

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Amy's Journey from Amputation to Custom Arm Prosthetic

Following Amy Remer's cancer diagnosis in 2017, her care team was forced to amputate her left arm at the shoulder, and her insurance claim for a specialized prosthetic arm was denied. Amy recently received a donated custom robotic arm through the organization Arms for All, founded by two OrthoCarolina physicians.

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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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5 Ways to Safely Spend Time Outside This Winter

Here are a few engaging ways to get outside and stay active this winter.

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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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10 Stretches for Tight Hips

Follow these 10 simple stretches to ease tight hip muscles and prevent injuries.

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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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Foot & Ankle Anatomy

The ankle is a complex joint because in most situations, the ankle and foot function as a unit. Let's dive into the anatomy of some of the joints in the ankle and foot to try and understand how they work together. 

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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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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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