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 [...]

All About Hip Pain

2016-11-15T09:07:26+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Blog, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic, Pain Management|

Hip pain is a common complaint that affects millions of Americans - most often the elderly - and can be caused by a variety of problems from bone trouble to muscle and ligament tension. The hip is a ball and socket joint which connects to a number of soft tissues, tendons, and muscles, giving it [...]

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 [...]

Do Cortisone Injections Really Work?

2016-10-12T13:28:53+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Blog, Orthopaedic, Pain Management, Sports Medicine|

If you are experiencing joint pain but are not quite ready for surgery, cortisone injections may be a good option for you. Injection therapy is usually used for two reasons, to treat a condition or to help address the correct diagnosis. For most patients, cortisone injections are part of a larger treatment plan. For example, [...]

Common Misconceptions about Pain Management

2016-10-12T13:29:02+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Blog, DR. SOHAGIA, Pain Management|

In the last decade, we have made great strides in the understanding of pain and its treatment. Pain that was once considered hopeless is now manageable. However, there are still common misconceptions about pain, which prevent people from seeking the help they need and deserve. We hope that by dispelling these myths, it will help to raise [...]

Interventional Pain Management at HROSM

2016-10-12T13:29:28+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Blog, Pain Management|

The interventional pain management department at Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine provides personal and compassionate care to patients suffering from back and neck pain but also help people with headaches, nerve, joint, or muscle pain, connective tissue disorders or post-operative pain. Our providers offer comprehensive evaluation and interventional pain management with a holistic approach including non-operative treatments to [...]