Category: News and Events

Physical Therapy for Golfer’s Elbow

by Jamie Swale, DPT Golf is a very popular sport in the United States and Hampton Roads is no exception.   While golf is a wonderful, low-impact exercise, there are some injuries that can occur from playing.  One of the most common is Medial Epicondylitis – more commonly known as Golfer’s Elbow. Golfer’s Elbow usually occurs… Read more »

What is Piriformis Syndrome?

  Boyd W. Haynes, MD As a busy Sports Medicine Physician, I often see patients for ailments which other physicians may not encounter very often.  That’s because athletes have a way of injuring muscles that many people have never heard of, because of the demands that they place on their body while playing or competing. … Read more »

Physical Self-Care

By Cal Robinson, PsyD, MSCP This is an article in a series about self-care. In the series, we are covering the various areas in life that require self-care. In this article, I will explain what physical self-care is and why it is important. The secret is out: exercise, quality nutrition and sleep are all officially… Read more »

Dactylitis or “Sausage Finger/Toe”

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Dactylitis is a symptom that is most often seen in patients who have inflammatory Psoriatic or Rheumatoid arthritis, which are auto-immune diseases.  It is also known as “Sausage Finger” or “Sausage Toe” because of the localized, painful swelling that causes digits to look like sausages.  The fingers or toes may also… Read more »

Dr. Raj Sureja Speaks on Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain – Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 PM

There are effective options to treat pain, other than surgery and medication.  Neurostimulation will be discussed at the June OSC Community Lecture with Dr. Raj Sureja! Spinal Cord Stimulation: An Effective Therapy for Chronic Pain Join Dr. Raj Sureja and learn how Neurostimulation can be used to successfully manage pain of the back, trunk, and limbs, greatly reducing… Read more »

Dr. Mark McFarland Trains on the Globus and Brain Lab Robotic & Navigation Systems for Spine Surgery

This past weekend, Dr. Mark McFarland went to Philadelphia, PA to learn about, explore and be trained on the Globus Robotic and Navigation System for Spine surgery.  OSC Surgeons are constantly learning about new products and services to improve surgical technique, the surgical experience and outcomes for their patients. Dr. McFarland is in the process… Read more »

Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD The human skeleton is a remarkable structure that supports our body and allows us to walk upright, run with the wind, bend over to pick up a child, carry heavy loads and hundreds of other tasks every day.  The main component of our skeleton is bone, a mineralized, living composite that… Read more »

Mallet Toe

Mark W. McFarland, DO At OSC, we see patients with orthopaedic issues on a daily basis, including those with foot problems.  A common foot deformity condition we treat is called Mallet Toe. Here, I will describe the condition and explain how it is treated. Whenever a second, third or fourth toe bends abnormally at the… Read more »

Dr. Robert Snyder Speaks about Knee Replacement at the OSC May Community Lecture

Chronic knee pain is no joke. Don’t avoid enjoyable activities because of pain and lack of function.  Learn about treatment options at our upcoming lecture! The Perfect Solution for your Knee Replacement: A Custom-made Knee Join Dr. Bob Snyder as he discusses both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for some of the most-commonly seen knee… Read more »

Depression and Spine Surgery

Mark McFarland, DO Imagine this scenario:  You have had significant, unrelenting back pain for months.  You’ve seen several doctors and had x-rays and an MRI.  You were diagnosed with a major spine issue, such as spinal stenosis or a herniated disc. You’ve tried various conservative treatments, like physical therapy, oral medications and epidural steroid injections,… Read more »