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OrthoCarolina Tip of the Month – ACL Injuries 101

By Staff, 08/07/20, 11:15AM EDT

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Schedule Your Next Appointment Online 

Save time and book your care, your way with online scheduling – now available for all OrthoCarolina locations!

OrthoCarolina is dedicated to helping you achieve your best you, and that means being able to find time with a provider and schedule an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible. You can schedule online by location or provider, whichever is most convenient for you.

Questions? Check out their list of FAQs on where & how to schedule your next visit online.

ACL Injuries - What is the ACL & Why Are Injuries So Common?

The ACL tear is perhaps one of the most dreaded, cringe-inducing injuries in all of sports. It’s also one of the most common. Athletes who regularly jump, pivot, twist and tackle are particularly at risk of this painful knee injury.

Dr. Bryan Saltzman, a sports medicine surgeon at OrthoCarolina, explains how the ACL works, why tears are so common & what to do if it happens to you.

Save the Date!

Sports injuries happen. Knowing how and when to treat them helps keep your student-athletes safe, strong, and ready to play. Go “inside the training room” with the sports medicine experts at OrthoCarolina. They’ll dive into common athletics injuries across sports and discuss injury prevention, evaluation and treatment. Tune in Monday, August 10 at 6:00 PM and ask your questions!

Foam Rolling the Tension Away After Sitting All Day

Are long hours at your computer, on the couch or in the car leaving your muscles stiff and tight? Try using a foam roller to relieve that tension and give your aching muscles a release. The foam roller also helps muscles recover from exercise more quickly and reduces soreness.

“It may seem difficult and awkward at first, but the learning curve is quick,” says Maria” Zen” Abanilla, a physical therapist at OrthoCarolina. “Spend a few minutes on it daily and you’ll get the hang of it – and you won’t want to stop.”