Treatment for the Pain of Diabetic Neuropathy

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD According to the CDC, 100 million Americans have diabetes or a condition known as pre-diabetes. Type 1 diabetes typically presents in childhood and is more rare, accounting for 10% of all diabetes cases. The more common Type 2, accounting for 90% of cases, occurs in adulthood and can be caused… Read more »

Ten Ways to Manage Your Pain During the COVID-19 Crisis

  Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD The COVID-19 pandemic has brought huge changes to most of our daily lives. It’s changing how we work, how we spend our free time and dramatically changed how we interact with each other. This is a trying time for everyone, but for those with chronic pain, it can be… Read more »

I’ve Been Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (FMS) – What Should I Know?

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) can be a confusing and frightening diagnosis. Patients often get this diagnosis after having been seen by many different specialists. They’re often confused and frustrated by the lack of clarity surrounding the cause or the treatment. This diagnosis is more of a description of your problem rather… Read more »

What is Fibromyalgia?

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic pain condition that causes pain all over the body. Often patients will say that they hurt from head to toe. Some of the areas may be more painful than others with patients often reporting higher levels of low back or neck pain. This “all… Read more »

Important Update for our Current Medicare Patients – Telephone Consults Now Available!

Finally, Some Good News!  For those who don’t have the technology or don’t wish to use Telehealth, Medicare has just approved telephone consults for all Medicare patients until June 6, 2020.  Just call us for an appointment at 757-596-1900.  Your OSC Provider is available to provide care for you in-person, using Telehealth and now by… Read more »

Why Do I Feel “Pins & Needles”? Your Guide to the Symptom of Tingling

  Raj N. Sureja, MD As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I frequently see patients who describe a feeling of “pin and needles” in different areas of the body.  But what exactly does this unpleasant tingling sensation represent insofar as a diagnosis and subsequent treatment?  In this article, I will discuss tingling, why it happens,… Read more »

In-Office Elective Medical Procedure Update

To Our Valued Patients: Based on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s recent order regarding elective medical procedures in physician offices during the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as medical society guidelines, we will have to postpone your procedure until at least 5-1-2020. If there is an adjustment to the date on which the governor’s mandate is lifted… Read more »

The Top Two Causes for Heel Pain

Joel D. Stewart, MD As a busy foot and ankle specialist, I often see patients complaining of heel pain.  Here, I’ll discuss the two most common reasons for heel pain and how they are treated. Plantar Fasciitis – The way I hear patients describe the pain they feel from Plantar Fasciitis is pretty much the… Read more »

OSC Cares About Your Safety – We’ve Implemented a New Check-in Process for our Patients

OSC is committed to the safety of our patients and employees. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we’re limiting access to our medical offices. Patients who have non-procedure Orthopaedic & Pain Management appointments will be directed to check-in by OSC staff stationed at our front door. We’ll have markers placed at 6 foot intervals to allow… Read more »