Understanding Patellofemoral Pain

2017-05-11T10:12:38+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Blog, Sports Medicine|

You probably remember from school learning the words “patella” and “femur”. The patella and the femur are both bones in our legs. The patella is more commonly known as the kneecap, and the femur is the thigh bone. The patella is a small triangular bone in the front of your knee which moves with the [...]

Fractures, Strains, and Sprains 101: Understanding & Identifying the Differences

2017-05-07T15:22:45+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Sports Medicine|

For the average person, medical jargon sounds like a foreign language. Yet, for athletes, or anyone starting a new activity or exercise routine, becoming familiar with a few simple medical terms may help determine the severity of an injury. Today we will cover the differences between fractures, strains and sprains. Fractures What is a fracture? [...]

The Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery Explained

2017-05-07T15:24:19+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Sports Medicine|

Arthroscopy is the term used to describe a procedure for diagnosing and treating joint problems. Arthroscopic surgery allows an orthopaedic surgeon to see inside a joint without making a large incision. One of the greatest advantages of a minimally-invasive procedure is that you can offer the patient the following: Confirming a diagnosis. A visual inspection that [...]

Treatment Options for Cartilage Injuries

2017-10-10T08:36:43+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Blog, Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine|

Cartilage is a fine, rubbery connective tissue found cushioning bones throughout the body. Even though it's a tough and flexible material it is subject to injuries and tears. In this article, we'll examine what cartilage is for, how damages occur, plus symptoms of and treatments for cartilage injuries. What is the Purpose or Function of [...]

When Should You Get a Cortisone Shot?

2016-11-22T08:27:06+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Blog, Get Moving, Orthopaedic, Pain Management, Sports Medicine|

What is Cortisone? Cortisone is a steroid produced naturally by your adrenal gland. When your body is under stress, your adrenal gland releases cortisone into your bloodstream to help reduce inflammation. The cortisone that doctors inject into a painful joint is a synthetic version of natural cortisone. It's longer-lasting and is not injected into your [...]

Most Common Sports Related Injuries

2016-11-01T11:10:21+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Blog, Get Moving, Sports Medicine|

Many people play sports in some way or another, whether they are just paying for fun in their backyard or competitively on a team. Exercising by playing sports can be very beneficial to your health, but sometimes injuries can happen, no matter how much we may try to prevent them. The severity of these injuries [...]

Common Football Injuries

2016-10-12T13:28:49+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Blog, Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine|

Every year there are more than 200,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Seventy percent of these injuries occur while playing an agility sport such as football. In 2015, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) reported that in every 1,000 exposure games, 2.1 medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries occur over the course of a year. As [...]

Do Cortisone Injections Really Work?

2016-10-12T13:28:53+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Blog, Orthopaedic, Pain Management, Sports Medicine|

If you are experiencing joint pain but are not quite ready for surgery, cortisone injections may be a good option for you. Injection therapy is usually used for two reasons, to treat a condition or to help address the correct diagnosis. For most patients, cortisone injections are part of a larger treatment plan. For example, [...]

Shoulder Pain and Rotator Cuff Injuries

2016-10-12T13:28:54+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Blog, DR. FITHIAN, Orthopaedic, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine|

The shoulder area of the human body is a complex mechanism that we rely upon for countless daily activities. So it is no wonder when an individual has severe pain in the shoulder region resulting from a traumatic injury, or pain that comes on gradually, it seems to bring a person's life to a grinding [...]

HROSM Awarded 2016 Overall Winner for Best Orthopaedic Group

2016-10-12T13:28:58+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Awards/Honors, Blog, DR. CAVAZOS, DR. SWENSON, Sports Medicine|

Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (HROSM) – the largest orthopaedic practice on the Peninsula — was named Overall Winner in the 2016 Readers’ Choice for “Best Orthopaedic Group” by Coastal Virginia Magazine. This is the fifth consecutive year that HROSM has been presented with the award. Winners of the Readers’ Choice Awards are chosen [...]