4 Common Causes for Shoulder Pain and How to Find Relief

2016-12-08T09:08:12+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Blog, DR. FITHIAN, DR. SWENSON, Get Moving, Orthopaedic|

Millions of people visit the doctor’s office each year for a shoulder sprains and strains, including shoulder and upper arm sprains and strains. So, if shoulder pain and problems are seemingly so common, what is the solution to alleviate these conditions? Shoulder pain can stem from many different things. Frequently the pain is caused by [...]

Senior Olympian Returns to the Games after Shoulder Surgery

2016-10-12T13:28:53+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Blog, DR. FITHIAN, Joint Replacement|

Marty Tennille of Hampton, VA, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her medals she won at a recent Outer Banks Senior Olympics. The team at HROSM is so honored to have had the opportunity to make a difference in so many people's lives over the years. Thanks to today's advanced treatments [...]

HROSM Physicians Named to 2016 Top Doc list by Coastal Virginia Magazine

2016-10-12T13:28:53+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Blog, DR. ALDRIDGE, DR. CARTER, DR. FITHIAN, DR. HOFF, DR. KELLER, DR. MCCONNELL, DR. SOHAGIA, DR. SWENSON|

Coastal Virginia magazine named 10 physicians from Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (HROSM) to its 2016 ‘Top Doc” list. The ‘Top Docs’ issue will feature a total of 715 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 [...]

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 [...]

Traits of a Good Orthopaedic Surgeon

2016-10-12T13:29:02+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Blog, DR. FITHIAN, DR. SWENSON, Orthopaedic|

To be a good orthopaedic surgeon one must possess a special combination of physical and interpersonal skills. The following are some key traits that make up a successful and effective orthopedic surgeon. When searching for a good surgeon, you can look for these factors: Excellent Eye-Hand Coordination Procedures such as joint replacement require precise movements with a [...]

Hampton Resident Finds Relief From Arthritis with a Total Shoulder Replacement

2016-10-12T13:29:20+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Blog, DR. FITHIAN, Joint Replacement|

Mr. John Hutton, local resident of Hampton, spent many years as the head mechanic for his plumbing business. The years of rigorous hands-on work took a toll on his joints; his shoulders experienced most of the wear and tear. Mr. Hutton explains, “My shoulders just began to wear out from the many years of active [...]

Common Shoulder Injuries

2017-05-04T17:25:46+00:00 May 18th, 2015|Blog, DR. FITHIAN, Sports Medicine|

Shoulder injuries are very common - especially in athletes or workers whose jobs require them to do heavy lifting, work over their heads or repetitive motions. They can occur in all stages of our lives.  Many shoulder injuries are related to the soft tissues around our shoulders (tendons, muscles, ligaments) and may not be revealed by regular X-rays which typically only reveal the condition of the [...]

Drs. Fithian and Swenson are Committed to Putting Patients Back in Action

2016-10-12T13:29:33+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Blog, DR. FITHIAN, DR. SWENSON|

Fractures, sprains and surgeries affect most people at some point in life. At such times, you want to be in good hands from your first consultation through your last day of rehabilitation. At Hampton Roads Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, (HROSM) those hands belong to Dr. Thomas E. Fithian and Dr. Jon H. Swenson. Dr. Jon [...]