Sports Medicine

October 26, 2018

How Physical Therapy Can Help Live a Pain-Free Life

By Caroline Lieberman, Physical Therapist Living pain-free is crucial to quality of life. The ability to move without pain can impact a person’s ability to participate in – and simply enjoy – everyday activities, earn a living and experience independence. People often associate pain management with medication treatment plans. Reliance on opioids has led to the […]

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October 19, 2018

Stay in the Game: Smart Habits for Injury Prevention and Lifelong Health

By Thomas Starnes, MD A broken bone or an injured joint while doing something you love can be painful and set you back for a while. Though not always preventable, there are things you can do that will not only reduce your risk for such injuries, but actually enhance your overall health and well-being. With […]

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September 10, 2018

Choosing the Right Sports Bra for Your Next Workout

By Kelly Montague, AT Shopping for a sports bra sounds simple – pick one you like, right? However, many women are unable to find one that is comfortable enough to work out in. Some may avoid exercise altogether due to being self-conscious about how they look and feel, or even because they have pain due […]

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August 7, 2018

Staying Hydrated – Should You Add Sports Drinks to Your Workout Recovery?

By Aaron Vaughan and Eliza Parker If you listen to the advertising, you might think sports drinks do it all. More energy. Improved performance. Better concentration. But do they? People use sports drinks, such as Gatorade or PowerAde, to replace water (rehydrate) and electrolytes lost from sweating after exercise. A major component of staying hydrated […]

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May 25, 2018

Getting Back on the Bike for Fun or Exercise? How to Avoid the Common Overuse Injuries

By Josh Owen Athletic Trainer We live in one of the best areas in the world for riding bikes. Beautiful scenery abounds in our beautiful western North Carolina mountains – the Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest are just a few of the special gems for cycling we’re fortunate to have […]

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March 28, 2018

Knee, Hip or Shoulder Pain? When to See an Orthopedist

“Regardless of where in the body you’re experiencing orthopedic pain, there are some general rules that apply,” said David Jarrett, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of Mission Orthopedics. “When it comes to prevention, it’s important to be in shape and warm up. Maintaining ideal body weight for your age, sex and height is […]

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March 8, 2018

Need an Orthopedic Specialist? 3 Qualities to Seek in a Provider

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or simply enjoy a recreational activity or two, you may be in need of orthopedic care at some point due to an injury. Here’s what you should look for when choosing an orthopedic specialist: 1 – Training “I believe the surgeon’s training is an important factor, and if they are […]

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February 23, 2018

Skiing vs. Snowboarding – Is One Safer than the Other?

By Marc Haro, MD, MSPT As snowboarding took effect as a mainstream sport in the 90s, the sport has seen an astronomical increase in participants, especially with the X generation and millennials of today. Albeit, as access to more equipment became available and ski resorts retrofitted their facilities for use by snowboarders, more and more […]

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February 19, 2018

Spine Injury in December, Olympic Skiing in February – How’s That Possible?

By Marshall Ney, MD After completing her run in a downhill skiing competition in Switzerland this past December, four-time Olympian Lindsey Vonn fell to the ground and appeared to be in immense pain while reaching for her lower back. The 2018 Winter Olympics were less than two months away, and the darling of the U.S. […]

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February 8, 2018

Olympics Curling and Your Posture – What’s the Connection?

By Jennifer Morales, MD While curling is largely a novelty in the U.S. (seems the vast majority of us don’t really understand it), many of us become fascinated by the sport for a few weeks each time the Olympics roll around. Interestingly, there is a lot to be learned from the sport’s reliance on skill […]

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