Causes and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis Foot Pain

2017-05-16T15:48:00+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Blog, Foot and Ankle|

Two million people in the United States suffer from heel pain each year, and we see many patients who suffer plantar fasciitis each year at Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the plantar fascia, causes rigidity, muscle spasms, immobilization of joints, bruises, and/or sharp stabbing pains in your foot. The plantar [...]

Dr. Keller Introduces State-of-the-Art Robotic Laser Technology to Help Eliminate Pain for Foot & Ankle Injuries

2016-12-08T12:21:28+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Blog, DR. KELLER, Foot and Ankle|

Dr. Nelson Keller is proud to introduce MLS (Multiwave Locked System) Laser Technology to the Hampton Roads community. HROSM Foot and Ankle Center is the only practice offering this type of therapy on the Peninsula. MLS Laser Therapy is a noninvasive, safe, and effective treatment modality where light is used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, [...]

HROSM Foot & Ankle Center Named 2016 Overall Winner for “Best in Podiatry”

2017-10-11T08:29:29+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Awards/Honors, Blog, DR. KELLER, DR. MCCONNELL, Foot and Ankle|

Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (HROSM) Foot and Ankle Center was named Overall Winner in the 2016 Readers’ Choice for “Best in Podiatry” on the Peninsula by Coastal Virginia Magazine. This is the first year that HROSM Foot and Ankle Center has been presented with the award. Winners of the Readers’ Choice Awards are [...]

What is Bursitis?

2017-10-09T09:47:45+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Blog, Foot and Ankle|

About Bursitis Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa. The bursa is a sac filled with lubricating fluid, located between tissues. It acts as a cushion between bones, tendons, joints and muscles and helps to prevent friction and irritation. There are about 160 bursae in the human body. The bursae are lined with [...]

Patellar Tendinitis

2016-10-12T13:29:06+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Blog, Foot and Ankle, Physical Therapy|

As we enter the winter months and the cold sets into Hampton Roads, we begin to stay inside where it is warm for our sports seasons.  We take to the hard court sports including basketball, volleyball and racquetball.  Running outside in the cold and snow takes a backseat, whereas, running on the treadmill in the [...]

Achilles Tendonitis: What You Need to Know

2016-10-12T13:29:11+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Blog, Foot and Ankle|

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. Tendons are made of long, tough cords of tissue that connect muscle to bone. The Achilles tendon is located in the back of the foot and connects the heel bone to the calf muscle. It helps you to walk, run and jump. Although the Achilles [...]

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

2016-10-12T13:29:15+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Blog, Foot and Ankle, Orthopaedic|

October is National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM).  Each year we celebrate the ongoing contributions that our Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants make in the lives of our patients. Here at HROSM we have 4 therapists, Bill Powers, Marc Forrest, Rob Williams, and Steve Dufresne, who work at our Therapy Center in Newport News. Over [...]

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

2016-10-12T13:29:21+00:00 June 30th, 2015|Blog, DR. KELLER, DR. MCCONNELL, Foot and Ankle|

If you’ve ever experienced nagging heel pain that persists over an extended period of time, with pain at its worst on rising in the morning and improving a bit as the day goes on, chances are you’ve had an encounter with the malady known as Plantar Fasciitis.  Inside the sole of your foot, a dense [...]

What is a Bunion?

2016-10-12T13:29:25+00:00 May 15th, 2015|Blog, DR. KELLER, DR. MCCONNELL, Foot and Ankle|

A bunion is another name for a valgus malformation of the great toe. It is a very common condition of unknown etiology that can be both painful and debilitating. To better understand the nature of a bunion, it is useful to have some understanding of the anatomy of the foot. Convention dictates the numbering of [...]

What is Gout?

2017-10-09T11:42:49+00:00 April 27th, 2015|Blog, DR. KELLER, DR. MCCONNELL, Foot and Ankle|

Gout is a painful condition that commonly develops in people who have high levels of uric acid, also known as urate, in their blood. This condition is known as hyperuricemia, and only about a third of the population affected by hyperuricemia develop gout. The disease affects joints throughout the body, where urate crystals form.  The symptoms [...]