News & Events

Please read the following News & Events articles to learn more about what's happening at EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region.

  • Because cycling and mountain biking offer a safe way to exercise as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many members of our regional communities are hitting the roads and trails in droves. As fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeons, Dr.…
  • Sciatica is the result of a protruding or herniated disc in your spine. The out-of-place disc puts pressure on the nerves in your lower spine, resulting in mild to severe pain in the lower extremity. Typically, sciatica occurs in individuals ages 30…
  • Whiplash is a neck strain injury often associated with car accidents, but it can also occur in contact sports, such as football. The impact or blow causes the head to quickly jerk forward or backward, resulting in stretched or torn muscles and…
  • Due to the wear-and-tear effects of aging, our spines can change over the years. One of these changes that can occur is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which is a condition referred to as spinal stenosis. This results in pressure on the spinal…
  • EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region’s AccessOrtho walk-in clinic in Marion, located at 2293 Sugar Hill Road, is offering safe access to same-day care for patients with urgent bone, joint and muscle concerns. Patients can walk in and be seen safely…
  • Beginning Jan. 13, EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region’s new AccessOrtho clinic in Marion, located at the McDowell Medical Associates Building at 2293 Sugar Hill Road, will be offering immediate orthopaedic care to patients suffering from acute bone…
  • Taking a positive approach to arthritis can make all the difference in creating and sustaining life-altering habits. Since arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body, it’s important for those suffering to…
  • How long do patients need to wait before returning to their lifestyles? Every patient is different, and recovery times will vary. When the surgery is complete and the patient has returned home, they must commit to an extensive rehabilitation regimen…
  • People suffering from hip pain, arthritis, stiffness, or limited hip movement can choose minimally invasive surgery when a hip replacement is needed. Anterior hip replacement surgery is one of the least invasive joint replacement options. This…
  • Robert S. Westrol, M.D., R.Ph.S., fellowship-trained pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, has joined EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region. Dr. Westrol sees patients at the practice’s Hickory office, located at 2165…