Category: News

5 Steps to Assess Foot Health

Posted: May 1, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

It’s easy to take foot health for granted. Some of us think nothing of walking 10,000 steps a day. That’s about 3 million steps per year. How about the stairs? Not many people think about the fact that they’re carrying up to six times their body across the ankle joint with each step. Foot pain […] Read More...

Foot, Ankle Injuries: Beware Flip Flops

Posted: Apr 28, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Before you pull out last year’s flip flops, make sure your summer footwear isn’t going to encourage any foot, ankle injuries. Warmer temperatures across Hampton Roads may tempt you to wear whatever flip flops you may have in your closet. The trouble is, many flip flops do not provide adequate foot support. Any kind of […] Read More...

Meniscal Repair: BMI May Not Matter

Posted: Apr 10, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

How much excess weight you carry may not affect the success of meniscal repair. Having surgery for meniscal repair is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries in the U.S., but about 15 percent of them fail. Patients may need a second surgery. Many have assumed that an increased body mass index (BMI) is a good […] Read More...

Get Back to Running: Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Posted: Mar 25, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Most runners who have arthroscopic hip surgery for bone spurs find themselves back in their running shoes. In fact, 96 percent of runners were back to their sport within nine months, according to new research. Bone spurs on the hip joint sometimes develop in runners. The common condition causes pain and limping. During arthroscopic hip […] Read More...

Shoulder Replacement Surgery Helps Athletes Return to Sports

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

People under the age of 55 who have shoulder replacement surgery are highly likely to return to playing their favorite sport. This is great news for thousands of younger patients who need shoulder replacement surgery due to repetitive movements required in sporting activities such as tennis, basketball, football, swimming, golf and fitness sports. A small […] Read More...

Take Vitamin D to Prevent Osteoporosis

Posted: Mar 16, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Are you taking your vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis? Although national recommendations call for adults to take between 600 and 800 International Units of vitamin D each day, researchers say many people are not taking advantage of this preventive strategy. Indeed, more than half of people in a recent study who had a hip fracture […] Read More...

Recover After Knee, Hip Replacement Surgery

Posted: Mar 14, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

After knee or hip replacement surgery, many people prefer to recover at an in-patient rehabilitation facility. Orthopaedic specialists and surgeons may recommend it especially if you live by yourself. A new study may change the thinking on this. Researchers found that patients who recovered at home had about the same rate of complications as those […] Read More...

Arthritis Pain Affects Millions in U.S.

Posted: Mar 9, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Arthritis pain keeps millions of people from being physically activity. In fact, more than 24 million adults with arthritis have activity limitations from their disease, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percentage of adults with arthritis who have activity limitations grew from 36 percent in 2002 to 43 percent in 2014. The […] Read More...

Protect Against Bone Loss

Posted: Mar 1, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Bone loss – it’s a common worry among older adults. Researchers have discovered that specific dairy foods could protect against bone loss if people were taking Vitamin D supplements. Milk, yogurt, and cheese were associated with higher bone mineral density in the spine and were protective against bone loss in the hip.  – but only among older […] Read More...

Exercise, Healthy Weight Help Prevent Back Pain

Posted: Feb 3, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Back pain affects roughly eight out of 10 people at least once in their life. When they have back pain, the majority want to know how to make it stop and never come back. Here’s the good news: most back pain will improve on its own within a few days to a week, according to […] Read More...