Tag: sports medicine

Prevention of Common Football Injuries

Robert J. Snyder, MD It is almost August and many young males across the United States are getting ready for football season to start.  Once considered a seasonal sport, football players of all ages now train for football year round, opening the door wider for injury.  In the NFL, 300 pound men routinely collide with… Read more »

How to NOT Ruin Your Knees

by Boyd W. Haynes, III, MD – Orthopaedic & Spine Center Knee Specialist At the Orthopaedic & Spine Center, knee pain is the most common ailment that we see. Knees are a complicated joint – they bear our weight and have many delicate parts to them. They are required to work very hard for us,… Read more »

Introduction to Knee Arthroscopy by Dr Robert J Snyder MD

OSC’s Dr Robert J Snyder on Knee Arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery Background Up until about 1975, the majority of knee operations were done through large, open incisions.  Patients usually stayed in the hospital for a few days and the recovery period was long and painful.  In the late 1970’s, arthroscopic knee surgery started to… Read more »

Controlling Pain and Interventional Pain Management

  Doctors generally class pain into 2 types, nociceptive and neuropathic. Nociceptive is a result of an injury to a part of the body, such as a muscle or bone. The pain is in one place and constant, and when the damage heals, the pain usually goes away. Examples are bumps, bruises, broken bones, and… Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis Facts

Guide to Plantar Fasciitis by Orthopaedic & Spine Center Call (757) 596-1900 for an Interventional Pain Management consultation If you wake up in the morning and experience a sharp, burning pain in the heel of your foot, you may be suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, a very common disorder of the fibrous tissue that runs along… Read more »

A Guide to Arthroscopy

OSC Outlines what Arthroscopy is in Plain Language Call (757) 596-1900 for an Arthroscopic Consultation Arthroscopy comes from the medical prefix Arthro, meaning “joint”, and the suffix scopy, meaning “to see” or “observe”.  Hence, arthroscopy literally means “seeing the joint”. Arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure that allows Orthopaedic Surgeons to visualize interior joint structures without… Read more »