Caring for Your Sprain

2019-05-30T10:51:05-04:00June 15th, 2019|Blog, Foot and Ankle, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine|

Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine physicians treat many sprained joints.  Not all sprains, however, need immediate medical intervention. Knowing what a sprain is and how to begin caring for the injury at home is the first step in getting back to the things you love to do. A sprain involves excessive stretching or [...]

Flip Flops and You

2019-05-30T10:45:40-04:00June 1st, 2019|Blog, Foot and Ankle|

With warmer weather and summer activities fast approaching, flip flops seem like an inexpensive and convenient footwear option. There's nothing easier than slipping on a pair of flip flops before heading out the door, and the fact that they offer a casual feeling that reminds one of relaxing by the pool or at the beach [...]

Being a Medical Assistant with Dr. McConnell

2019-05-31T20:33:43-04:00May 31st, 2019|Blog, DR. MCCONNELL|

  Marcia Wakelyn, M.A For the past five years, I have had the privilege to work alongside Dr. Brendan McConnell as his Medical Assistant.  Dr. McConnell’s practice is centered around treating patients who suffer from injuries and ailments related to the foot and ankle.  Dr. McConnell is very thorough and takes a personalized, patient-centered approach [...]

Spinal Stenosis: What You Need To Know

2019-04-09T08:50:06-04:00May 28th, 2019|Blog, Spine|

What is spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a chronic condition which occurs when the spine has been compressed. It is common among older adults due to age-related wear and tear on the body. The spinal cord narrows over time, pressing on spinal nerves, which leads to a gradual increase in pain and dysfunction.  Hampton Roads [...]


2019-05-17T09:20:05-04:00May 17th, 2019|Blog, DR. FITHIAN, Physical Therapy|

Sisters Brenda Gunn, Joy Wynings and Kaye Kaminski have always been close, from their childhood in North Carolina to their current days in Carrollton. Brenda has lived with Joy for the past three years, since she moved to Virginia to help with end-of-life care for their parents, while Joy and Kaye ran an interior design [...]

Joint Replacement Answers

2019-05-31T20:34:44-04:00May 1st, 2019|Blog, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic, Pain Management|

It wasn't that long ago in history that an arthritic hip or a severe knee injury meant spending the rest of one's life permanently disabled and/or in a wheelchair.  Thankfully, with modern medical techniques and the availability of highly trained orthopaedic specialists at Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine, the average healthy person has [...]

Effective Treatments for Sores and Ulcer Wounds

2019-03-26T12:33:01-04:00April 28th, 2019|Blog, Pain Management|

A human's skin is an amazing organ. Among other tasks, it provides protection from external threats such as harmful bacteria and other organisms, along with mechanical threats such as a cut. Although skin has many self-healing properties including combating bacteria and containing blood loss, there are certain situations where a skin wound can overwhelm the [...]

Being A Medical Assistant For Dr. Sohagia

2019-04-17T15:55:43-04:00April 24th, 2019|Blog, DR. SOHAGIA, Spine|

I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Sohagia for almost three years. Dr. Sohagia takes great pride in the work he does with his patients to ensure they have the activity and lifestyle they wish to maintain. When patients need relief, he educates them on all the treatment options they have available to [...]

HROSM Awarded “Best Orthopaedic Group” on the Peninsula


Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine (HROSM) – the largest orthopaedic practice on the Peninsula — was named the 2019 Readers’ Choice for “Best Orthopaedic Group on the Peninsula” by Coastal Virginia Magazine (COVA). HROSM received the COVA Peninsula Gold Award which represents the readers’ choice for best orthopaedic practice on the Peninsula. This is [...]