How Can I Tell If My Joint Pain is Arthritis?

2017-03-06T12:11:24+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Blog, DR. BADDAR, Get Moving, Joint Replacement|

Your joints ache much of the time, you're approaching that "certain age", and you find yourself wondering lately, "How can I tell if my symptoms are caused by arthritis?" You're not alone, and according to the Arthritis Foundation, that is a very common question! It seems a lot of people think they might have arthritis, [...]

New Year Resolutions for Orthopedic Health

2017-01-06T10:26:04+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Blog, Get Moving, Orthopaedic|

It is never too late to make changes to your lifestyle that can have a huge impact on your current health and the kind of health you want to enjoy in later years. Especially those approaching middle-age, any new year resolutions for orthopedic health can mean the difference between being an active individual for years [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dr. Anthony Carter is the first In Virginia to offer the Iovera treatment for pain management after total knee replacement

2016-11-01T11:09:32+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Awards/Honors, Blog, DR. CARTER, Get Moving, Orthopaedic, Pain Management, Uncategorized|

Dr. Anthony Carter, with Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, is pleased to introduce another first for the Hampton Roads area. He is now offering the iovera° treatment, an innovative approach to blocking pain, as part of his Total Knee Arthroplasty standard of care. The iovera° treatment uses the body’s natural response to cold to [...]

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Low Impact Exercises

2016-11-01T11:09:44+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Blog, Get Moving|

Some people think the only type of activities that have great value are high-impact exercises such as running, soccer and cardio exercises classes.  Although these are all great ways to help an individual become physically fit, there are many reasons why low impact exercises are important and as such, are an essential component of any [...]

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 Orthopaedic injuries in men and women

2016-10-12T13:28:49+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Blog, Get Moving, Orthopaedic|

Shot of two young runners training together on the road Everyone is susceptible to bone and joint problems, but a new study suggests that your gender influences your degree of risk for certain orthopaedic conditions. Because of their physical differences, males and females have different orthopaedic injuries. For example, they have different structural [...]

Pseudogout of the Knees: What you Need to Know

2016-10-12T13:28:53+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Blog, Get Moving, Orthopaedic|

Knee pain and injury  is one of the most common reasons people see their doctors. Your knee is a complex joint with many components, making it vulnerable to a variety of injuries. Sometimes, people with knee issues are struggling with a condition known as pseudogout of the knees. Pseudogout is a form or arthritis that [...]

How to Use Heat and Cold to Treat Pain

2016-10-12T13:28:57+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Blog, Get Moving, Orthopaedic|

Aching joints, tight muscles, strains, sprains, and headaches: we are all familiar with these. When they hit, should we reach for the ice pack or the heating pad? Both heat and cold are excellent therapies for pain. However did you know that depending on the injury, it is better to use one over the other, [...]