Category: Shoulder Care

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 »

Common Golf Injuries that Occur in the Spring

Boyd W. Haynes, III, MD Ah, springtime!  The weather is warmer, the sun is shining and everything is in bloom.  After being cooped up inside for the several months of cold winter weather we experience every year, Tidewater residents can be expected to head outdoors and start being active again. Unfortunately, as a Sports Medicine… Read more »

Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears

Frederick Wintermantel III, PTA Rotator Cuff tears are a commonly seen injury of the shoulder in almost every Physical Therapy practice.  While we often see these injuries in athletes (baseball and tennis players) and workers who hold their arms up constantly, such as painters, those in construction, etc., almost anyone can injure their rotator cuff. … Read more »

Shoulder Dislocation

Robert J. Snyder, MD The human shoulder is a joint which allows an incredible amount of flexibility and movement.  The shoulder has the most mobility of all of the joints in the body.  This wide range of motion also makes it the joint most vulnerable to dislocation.  Why do shoulders dislocate, how are they treated… Read more »