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Slip-Proof Your Home In 13 Easy Steps

Statistics show that falls are the cause of 87% of fractures among those over the age of 65. Fortunately, improvements to the design of your home can lessen the chances of slips and falls.

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Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Hand, Wrist, & Elbow

In this edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of carpal tunnel, trigger finger, tennis/golfer's elbow, & more.

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Gym Class At Home: How to Keep Your Virtual Learners Active

With school gone digital, parents and caregivers are getting creative to keep their virtual learners physically active. Matt Erbe, PT, walks through how he brought gym class home for his two elementary-school-aged kids.

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OrthoCarolina Welcomes 5 New Physicians

OrthoCarolina is proud to welcome five new physicians to our team – Briggs M. Ahearn, MD; Samuel E. Ford, MD; Mark A. Katz, MD; Michael O’Connell, DO; and Benjamin M. Wooster, MD.

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The Collagen Connection: Everything You Need to Know

Collagen is to bone what 2x4s are to the frame of a house. As we grow older, natural collagen production slows in our joints and may lead to osteoarthritis.

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Tennis Elbow Can Serve Up Real Pain

Don't let its name fool you. Tennis elbow is a common tendon injury infamous for chronic pain and weakness focused on the outside of the arm, where the elbow and forearm meet. 

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What to Know

Pain, burning, numbness or tingling in your hands? You may be suffering from a common condition called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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How Your Mood Impacts Your Workout & Vice Versa

How can you get the most mood-boosting endorphins out of your workout? Start slowly and exercise consistently.

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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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Revolutionary Treatment for an Active-duty Army Private

Physicians from OrthoCarolina Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs (part of the OrthoCarolina Hand Center, Charlotte, NC) partnered with the team at the US Army's Regional Health Command - Atlantic to treat this amazing active-duty soldier.

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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 have a healthy back | OrthoCarolina

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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