HROSM Delayed Opening on Thursday, January 4th Due to Snow

2018-01-04T11:49:29+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Blog|

Due to inclement weather, the HROSM offices will either have a delayed opening or are closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Check the status of your practice before traveling to your appointment tomorrow. A list of our practice locations and their delayed opening times are listed below. We will have providers on call to assist with any needs [...]

Is It Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Diagnosis & Prevention

2017-11-21T18:32:52+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Blog|

With the advent of keyboards, tablets, and laptops as ordinary tools for both business and leisure, it is important to remember that excessive or improper use of these devices carries the risk of developing a number of orthopaedic injuries. One of the most common conditions we encounter in frequent electronic device and computer users is [...]

Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year from the Team at HROSM!

2017-12-04T08:48:31+00:00 December 24th, 2017|Blog|

  The team at Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine wants to wish our patients and their families a joyous Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year!  We are thankful for your support of our practice, our providers and our community efforts throughout this year, and hope to continue with even greater things in [...]

Dr. John Aldridge Selected to Present New Study at the 2018 Orthopaedic Research Society

2017-12-20T12:57:51+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Awards/Honors, Blog, DR. ALDRIDGE|

The providers of HROSM are committed to staying on the forefront of orthopaedic medicine. Our orthopaedic surgeons participate and often lead clinical research studies with various healthcare developers to enhance surgical procedures and patient outcomes for cases such as total hip and total knee replacements. Over the past two years, Dr. John Aldridge has been [...]

A Success Story of Knee Replacement with Dr. Carter

2017-12-20T12:43:03+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Blog, DR. CARTER|

Where Do I Start? My Success Story with Dr. Carter Dr. Carter was referred to me by a friend who had a total hip replacement. My knee issues have been problematic for 10 years and the arthritis caused increasing levels of pain, limited my range of motion, and yes the sedentary life style only supported [...]

Text Thumb – What is it? How do I Prevent it?

2017-11-20T08:55:07+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Blog|

We use our smartphones as alarm clocks, reading devices, music players, camera, appointment trackers, and to communicate through texting or social media.  We rarely use them to make phone calls, but we could do that to!  That’s a lot of stuff to do on one small machine that fits in the palm of your hand! [...]

How to Prevent Lower Back Pain

2017-11-21T18:52:15+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Blog|

The best relief for lower back pain can depend a lot upon what type of lower back pain someone is experiencing. While conditions like disc prolapse, infections, or sports-related injuries are commonly treated with medication or surgery, the most frequent reasons for lower back pain are "non-specific." In other words, pain not caused by a [...]

What is Turf Toe and How is it Treated?

2017-11-25T11:32:36+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Blog|

What is Turf Toe? A sprain in the MPJ (metatarsophalangeal joint) of the big toe is known as Turf Toe. Not to be confused with a 'strain', this injury is an actual tear of the ligament that holds bones together.  Turf Toe can occur suddenly with or without an audible 'pop' or as a result [...]


2017-11-25T11:38:16+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Blog|

HROSM is partnering with The Salvation Army to support their Angel Tree program. Five HROSM locations in Newport News, Williamsburg, and Yorktown will host an Angel Tree this holiday season. The Angel Tree program provides clothing, wished-for toys and other special gifts to the region’s most underprivileged children. You can help a child in need [...]

Common Sports Injuries in Kids and How to Prevent Them

2017-10-24T08:38:45+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Blog|

Benefits of Sports This time of year, young athletes are either trading their cleats for basketball shoes, or field hockey sticks for hoops.  Sports and other physical activities are great for kids. They provide physical, social, and mental stimulation that kids need to develop. Sports teach children the importance of teamwork, building confidence and help [...]