Virginia Orthopaedic Direct Featured in OurHealth Roanoke & New River Valley Magazine

2018-01-15T13:45:45+00:00 January 10th, 2018|

Did you know that Virginia Orthopaedic has an Urgent Care that is specifically designed for orthopaedic injuries called Virginia Orthopaedic Direct? We sure do! And did you know that Virginia Orthopaedic Direct has been featured in OurHealth Roanoke & New River Valley Magazine? It has! The January 2018 issue of OurHealth Magazine has chosen to [...]

When Do You Need a Cortisone Shot?

2017-12-08T09:31:23+00:00 January 1st, 2018|

What Is Cortisone? Cortisone is a steroid produced naturally by your adrenal gland. When your body is under stress, your adrenal gland releases cortisone into your bloodstream to help reduce inflammation. The cortisone that doctors inject into a painful joint is a synthetic version of natural cortisone. Longer-lasting than natural cortisone, synthetic cortisone is injected [...]

New Rotation Medical Bioinductive Implant Technology Helps Tendons Heal

2017-11-16T11:19:36+00:00 November 16th, 2017|

Virginia Orthopaedic is excited to announce that our practice is one of the first in Southwest Virginia to treat patients suffering from rotator cuff disease using the Rotation Medical Bioinductive Implant– a new technology that helps tendons heal through the induction of new tissue growth, potentially helping patients resume normal activities quicker than traditional treatment [...]

Arthritis Care for Your Longterm Health

2017-10-16T14:31:45+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

One of the leading causes of disability in the U.S. is arthritis, affecting more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children. It is a highly complex disease with multiple symptoms that make finding relief difficult.  While there is no one size fits all cure for arthritis, with proper care it is possible to manage the [...]

Lifelong Exercises to Combat Osteoporosis

2017-08-29T09:11:08+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

Exercising for Bone Health What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition in which our bones lose density and become fragile. It can be prevented through exercise and regular physical activity. Exercise is vital at any age for healthy bones, and it is especially important to exercise as we age in order to maintain bone density. [...]

Virginia Orthopaedics Welcomes Dr. Jeremy Smalley

2017-08-30T11:17:18+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

Meet our new provider, Dr. Jeremy Smalley! The team at Virginia Orthopaedics in Salem, VA happily welcomes new provider Dr. Jeremy Smalley. Dr. Smalley earned his Medical Doctor from Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He completed a Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in Baltimore, MD. Dr. [...]

Postural Corrections and Gentle Stretches to Relieve Lower Back Pain

2017-08-21T10:04:21+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

Lower back pain, technically known as lumbar pain, affects nearly everyone at some point. The lumbar spine, extending from the lower ribs to the tailbone, is one of the most common sources of discomfort for American adults. The numerous causes of lumbar pain our spine specialists diagnose and treat at Virginia Orthopaedic include: Sudden movements [...]

The Long Term Benefits of Physical Therapy

2017-06-25T08:10:56+00:00 July 1st, 2017|

Most orthopedic surgeons will tell you that the most important part of recovery is physical therapy. The long term benefits of physical therapy after an orthopedic injury or surgery show that physical therapy is a necessary step for anyone who has been down for any period of time. Range of Motion The most common complaint [...]

Repairing a Torn Rotator Cuff

2017-08-21T10:06:33+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

What Is a Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is formed by a group of four muscles which come together as tendons, forming a “cuff” over the head of the upper arm bone, or humerus. This cuff helps to lift and rotate your arm and stabilize the ball of the shoulder within the shoulder joint. At [...]

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