Category: News and Events

Gout – A Painful Form of Arthritis

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Gout is a common form of arthritis that typically affects the big toe joint; however the ankles, knees, elbows, wrists and fingers can also be affected. The problem occurs when too much uric acid remains in the blood after being processed by the kidneys.  The uric acid forms into thin, spike-like… Read more »

Self-Care in the Work Place

By Cal Robinson, PsyD, MSCP This is article three in a series about self-care. In the series, we are covering the various areas in life that require self-care. I will also provide suggestions on how to create your own self-care plan. In this article, I will explain what self-care looks like in the work place… Read more »

Osteophytes:  A Fancy Term, but Simply Bone Spurs

Robert J. Snyder, MD As a busy Orthopaedist, I see many patients in the office, whose main complaint goes something like this, “I have this really sharp pain, when I walk (or insert your activity of choice here).  It hurts so bad, it must be caused by a bone spur”.  Most of those pains are… Read more »

Tarlov Cysts: Perineural or Sacral Nerve Root Cysts

Mark W. McFarland, DO The human body is comprised of about 60% water, all of which is contained in our blood, soft tissues and even in our bones.  Most of the time, bodily fluids are contained within their own specific areas of the body and serve a particular purpose, like synovial fluid is contained within… Read more »

Self-Care: Why is it important?

By Cal Robinson, PsyD This article is the second in a series about self-care, in which we will cover the various areas in life that require self-care. I will also provide suggestions on how to create your own self-care plan. Let me explain why self-care is important. Self-care refers to the activities and practices that… Read more »

Ganglion Cyst of the Foot

by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD A ganglion cyst is a knot or lump that forms below the skin on either a joint or around a tendon. These cysts are filled with a thick, clear, jellylike fluid and can feel either firm or soft to the touch. The exact cause for the formation of a ganglion… Read more »

OSC Physicians Present Ballistic Vest to NNPD K-9 Elvis

OSC Physicians presented a new ballistic vest (body armor) to K9 Officer Elvis of the Newport News Police Department at a presentation ceremony on Tuesday evening. OSC Employees donated money to buy this vest in honor of the OSC Physicians. Thanks to Spike’s K9 Fund for helping us make this possible! Here is an excerpt from… Read more »

SWARM™ Interactive Videos now ADA Compliant for Hearing and Sight Impaired

We are happy to announce that the ViewMedica On-Demand web player, offered by OSC, for patients to view animated surgical procedures, is now accessible, meeting WAI-A and section 508 standards of the United States Rehabilitation Act. Government rules encourage health providers to make all their web content accessible for blind, hearing impaired and other disabled… Read more »

The Role of the Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at OSC

Frederick Wintermantel III, LPTA Physical Therapy is an important part of the treatment plan for many of the Orthopaedic and Pain Management patients seen daily by the physicians at OSC.  These patients may have a sports-related injury, may have been injured at work or maybe suffering from the aches and pains associated with arthritis.  Whatever… Read more »