Understanding Sciatica: The Road to Recovery

2018-05-03T13:42:26+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Blog, DR. SHOEMAKER|

Have you been diagnosed with sciatica? Lower-body nerve pain can be acute, but relief is in sight! Learning more about sciatica and understanding your sciatica treatment options is your starting point down the road to recovery. Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine offers a brief guide to this mild-to-severe painful lumbar nerve inflammation below. What [...]

HROSM Awarded 2018 Best Orthopaedic & Podiatry Group

2018-06-07T16:15:20+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Awards/Honors, Blog, DR. SHOEMAKER|

Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (HROSM) – the largest orthopaedic practice on the Peninsula — was named the 2018 Readers’ Choice for “Best Orthopaedic Group” and “Best Podiatry Practice” by Coastal Virginia Magazine (COVA). HROSM.received the COVA Overall Gold Award which represents the readers’ choice for best orthopaedic practice on both the Southside and [...]


2018-04-13T10:00:27+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Blog, DR. CARTER|

Anthony Carter, MD, among the first in Hampton Roads to use telemedicine for teaching anterior hip surgical procedure. NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 17, 2016— Telemedicine continues to be a quickly growing trend to connect patients with health care providers. The virtual visit concept was recently used to improve access to medical education. On Saturday, April, [...]

Top Reasons for Orthopaedic Surgeries in Non Athletes

2018-03-07T08:21:54+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Blog|

If you have a favorite athlete or sports team you regularly follow, you've probably noticed that almost every professional athlete eventually undergoes some type of major surgery due to a sports-related injury. For those that do not lead such an active lifestyle, it seems reasonable to assume they rarely have to experience the same fate. [...]

State-of-the-Art Digital Radiography Technology Installed at HROSM

2018-04-10T17:27:21+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Blog|

HROSM strives to provide the highest level of quality orthopaedic care to each of our patients. An important aspect of quality is offering innovative technology to improve our patients overall experience and outcomes. Beginning in May 2018, HROSM will offer our patients state-of-the-art digital radiography technology with the KDR Advanced U-Arm (AU) System and additional [...]

Common Weekend Warrior Injuries

2018-03-07T08:14:39+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Blog|

A weekend warrior is like a superhero on the weekends, right? Wrong! A weekend warrior is someone who does not exercise until the weekend, and then he or she overdoes it, quite often leading to injury. In fact, this is such a common thing, doctors call it the "weekend warrior syndrome." Luckily, the providers at [...]

Problems with Wrists and Hands? Our Specialists Can Help.

2018-02-02T18:59:16+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Blog|

Injuries of the wrists and hands can be painful and tricky to diagnose because of the many different things that could go wrong. The wrist and hand specialists at Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have the expertise needed to diagnose and treat your problem. Some of the more common problems associated with wrists and [...]

What is Frozen Shoulder and How Do I Fix It?

2018-02-01T09:38:44+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Blog|

Frozen shoulder is a painful condition that typically comes on gradually and goes through 3 specific stages, before finally resolving. Those most at risk for developing this condition are women over the age of 40, or someone who has experienced some type of shoulder immobility due to a stroke, a mastectomy or another shoulder injury. [...]

Stress Fractures in Student Athletes: Common & Preventable

2018-02-01T09:32:17+00:00 March 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 [...]

Arthritis Defined: Symptoms, Care and Treatment

2018-01-16T08:08:47+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Blog|

Over 50 million American adults and 300,000 children suffer from the condition commonly referred to as “arthritis,” a number that is expected to reach 78 million total by 2040. Curious about how the most common cause of disability in the United States today may be or could be affecting you? Arthritis is not just a [...]