Understanding Inflammation

2018-08-09T14:08:14+00:00August 15th, 2018|Blog|

Inflammation is something that every person will experience multiple times in their life. Whether you are an athlete who has suffered a sports-related injury, or you are just a person who tweaked their back while lifting heavy boxes when you moved last month, there is no doubt that you have felt the impact of inflammation. [...]

Treating Neuropathy with Physical Therapy

2018-06-12T11:45:31+00:00August 1st, 2018|Blog, Physical Therapy|

There are a multitude of illnesses and injuries that can sometimes lead a person to experience issues with peripheral neuropathy.  Diabetes, certain infections or medications, trauma, alcoholism, tumors, and a host of various diseases and other issues, are often the culprits behind neuropathy.  Patients experiencing neuropathy often report issues with: pain numbness (pins and needles [...]

How To Have A Safe Orthopaedic Surgery Recovery

2018-07-31T14:04:12+00:00July 28th, 2018|Blog|

All orthopaedic surgeries are unique because each person in the operating room has different needs. The providers at Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine treat and surgically repair many types of injuries, from fractures to joint replacements to ligament repairs and more. Recovering from surgery can differ as well, depending on the severity of the [...]

Cervical Disc Herniation: Causes and Treatments

2018-07-31T14:05:01+00:00July 15th, 2018|Blog|

Cervical disc herniation is an all too common condition that the providers of Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine diagnose and treat. But what is it, really? Understanding why discs herniate may help you work with your provider to find the right treatment plan for you. The discs between the vertebrae of the spine act [...]

HROSM Physicians Named to 2018 Top Doc list by Coastal Virginia Magazine


Coastal Virginia magazine named 11 physicians from Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (HROSM) to its 2018 ‘Top Doc” list. The ‘Top Docs’ issue will feature over 500 physicians recognized as ‘Top Doc’ in their specialty and will appear in the September print issue of the Coastal Virginia magazine. The ‘Top Docs’ were determined by a [...]

Concussion: What It Is and How to Handle It

2018-06-24T19:06:48+00:00July 1st, 2018|Blog, Sports Medicine|

Most people are familiar with the idea of a concussion, but not everyone realizes just how serious this injury can be. The effects of that bump to the head can linger for weeks. What Is a Concussion? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains it like this: "A concussion is a type of traumatic [...]

The Facts About Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

2018-05-17T19:05:13+00:00June 27th, 2018|Blog, DR. SHOEMAKER|

As you get older you experience more aches and pains because your bones and ligaments are aging, too. Sometimes a certain ache becomes worse, and you need to go to the doctor to find out what is causing it. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a type of a lower back condition that can occur as you [...]

HROSM Announces the Addition of Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

2018-06-20T13:53:09+00:00June 20th, 2018|Blog, DR. TAN|

We are proud to announce the addition of Dr. Zachary Tan, board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon, to our practice. Dr. Tan specializes in minimally invasive muscle sparing spinal surgery and total joint replacement surgery. His fellowship training in spine surgery provides him expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of spine conditions, [...]

The Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery

2018-05-17T18:53:42+00:00June 15th, 2018|Blog, DR. CAVAZOS|

Arthroscopy is the preferred surgical technique of orthopedic surgeons because of its minimal invasiveness, low risk of complications, and quick recovery time. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows orthopaedic surgeons to visualize a joint and make repairs through small incisions. Arthroscopy is the preferred method of surgical evaluation and treatment of the [...]

RSI: What Is It and How Is It Treated?

2018-05-17T18:43:45+00:00June 1st, 2018|Blog|

Repetitive Strain (or Stress) Injury (RSI) is the term used to identify an injury caused by repeating the same motion over and over again. The structures injured may be muscles, tendons, even nerves. RSI primarily (but not exclusively) affects the upper body: shoulder, wrist, elbow, hand, finger. Left untreated this type of injury can lead [...]