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 [...]

Common Orthopaedic Problems Caused From Playing Sports

2018-08-10T14:36:45-04:00September 1st, 2018|Blog, Sports Medicine|

Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine knows participating in sports can promote good health, as well as teach you how to compete and be a contribution to a team. Each year, many people are injured from playing sports and suffer from orthopedic issues. Even when safety precautions are taken, accidents still happen. While some injuries [...]

Concussion: What It Is and How to Handle It

2018-06-24T19:06:48-04:00July 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 [...]

Stress Fractures in Student Athletes: Common & Preventable

2018-02-01T09:32:17-04:00March 1st, 2018|Blog, Sports Medicine|

Although sports participation provides many physical and social benefits for students, it also has a downside: the risk of sports-related injuries. There are many types of injuries that plague athletes, some preventable and most extremely treatable. Among the most common of these are stress fractures. A fracture, often referred to as a broken bone, is [...]

Understanding Patellofemoral Pain

2017-05-11T10:12:38-04:00May 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

2017-05-07T15:22:45-04:00April 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

2017-05-07T15:24:19-04:00April 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

2017-10-10T08:36:43-04:00January 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?

2016-11-22T08:27:06-04:00November 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

2016-11-01T11:10:21-04:00September 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 [...]