How to Identify and Treat Shoulder Impingement Non-Surgically

Dr. Jason McHugh, of Western Branch Family Practice in Chesapeake, talks about how a primary care sports medicine specialist can help individuals suffering from shoulder pain due to shoulder impingement regain mobility and pain-free living.

Read full blog post Posted on 02/05/2013

Relieving Muscle Pain Naturally with Osteopathic Manipulation

Dr. Michael Simpson of Amelia Medical Associates talks about osteopathic manipulation, a treatment method designed to alleviate pain and restore function to the body through manual pressure. Osteopathic manipulation is typically used to treat musculoskeletal disorders, like low back pain, neck pain, pelvic …

Read full blog post Posted on 01/05/2013

Identifying and Treating Sports Concussions in Student Athletes

Dr. Jocelyn Ricasa, of Bon Secours Medical Associates at Virginia Beach, discusses the ways in which primary care sports medicine specialists can help active individuals, especially youth athletes, recover from sports concussions. The first step to any successful treatment of a concussion is the …

Read full blog post Posted on 24/04/2013

How to Overcome Progressive Rotator Cuff Pain

Many people have a shoulder that has bugged them for weeks, months, or even years, without an obvious cause.  In most cases, the way people sleep causes this painful condition. If you have pain in your shoulder, and find yourself sleeping on that side …

Read full blog post Posted on 24/04/2013

Developing a Plan to Get and Stay Active with Diabetes

Dr. Phillip Snider of Amelia Medical Associates talks about how diabetic athletes and active individuals can stay moving. Diabetes is becoming more and more common, but what many diabetics don’t realize is that exercise can be an essential part of their health routine …

Read full blog post Posted on 17/04/2013

How to Maintain Fitness While Injured

For any injured athlete one of the first questions they ask is, “When can I get back into the game?” The second question is often “Will I lose all my fitness while I recover?” All athletes, and all injuries, are different, and while you …

Read full blog post Posted on 10/04/2013

Ankle Sprains and Chronic Ankle Instability

After that first ankle sprain, have you ever noticed that that ankle is never quite the same? Patients often say, “That’s my weak ankle,” “I twist that ankle every other week,” or “I will sprain that ankle just walking on level ground!” Chronic ankle instability …

Read full blog post Posted on 03/04/2013

Dr. Jason McHugh Keeps Cyclers Going as Medical Director of the Tour de Cure

We’re a little less than a month away from the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure 2013 for Hampton Roads at Kings Fork High School! On April 20th, Hampton Roads is hosting a Tour de Cure cycling event. A day full of fun and …

Read full blog post Posted on 25/03/2013

Heat Related Illness – Safe Conditioning in Warm Weather

In Hampton Roads, our weather changes very quickly so it is never too early to think about exercise in the heat. The risk of heavy athletic activity in the hot summer sun should be a point of concern for student athletes, coaches, and …

Read full blog post Posted on 13/03/2013

Injured at Race Time – Deferring Race Registration

You’ve got an upcoming race… and a recent injury. Now what? You signed up for a race and paid your registration, but, unfortunately, you sustained an injury just a few weeks before race day. This is not a rare occurrence. Life happens – and …

Read full blog post Posted on 06/03/2013