The Remarkable Process Behind Broken Bone Healing

By | 2017-11-28T11:49:09+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Blog|

When you think of a broken bone and how it heals, you may envision a cast or possibly even a surgical procedure to stabilize the area. While stabilization of the broken bone is vitally important to proper healing and recovery of full function, the most remarkable work in bone healing is done behind the scenes, [...]

5 Tips for Avoiding Shin Splints on Your Run

By | 2017-10-04T14:16:24+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Blog|

If you are a runner, one of your worst nightmares may be experiencing the pain of shin splints. Shin splints occur when you are running because of the tibia’s increased stress as your foot strikes the ground. Unfortunately, shin splints can lead to stress fractures if you aren’t careful. The best option is to try [...]

Your Guide to Caring for Achilles Tendinitis

By | 2017-11-01T10:49:58+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Blog|

Are you experiencing pain running from your heel to your calf? If so, it’s possible you’re dealing with Achilles Tendinitis, an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon runs along the back of your calf, and attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone.  Because of the placement of the Achilles tendon, it’s easily [...]

Sideline and VCOM are working together for our athletes

By | 2017-09-14T11:05:45+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Blog|

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is the official provider of sports medicine for Blacksburg High School Athletics.  VCOM provides both a sports medicine fellow and an athletic trainer for the school so that the student athletes can compete safely, and be secure in the knowledge that there are skilled medical professionals on site [...]

Sideline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Walk-In Clinic Now Open

By | 2018-03-24T21:41:55+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Blog|

Sideline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is happy to announce that we are providing a walk-in orthopedic clinic to accommodate the needs of our patients and the community at large. One of our outstanding medical providers will be available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 am to 11:30 am and 1 pm to 4 pm. Then [...]

Causes & Treatments of Corns

By | 2017-06-12T13:27:34+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Blog|

If you are experiencing thick bumps of skin on your feet, you are not alone. Millions of cases of corns are reported annually. While corns are most typically reported in those over the age of 65, they can actually impact anyone. This guide will help you learn how to identify corns and deal with them [...]

Some Common Sports Injuries Athletes Incur

By | 2017-08-30T11:28:48+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Blog|

 Common Sports Injuries for Athletes Many people participate in sports, whether it is hitting the gym after work or playing for fun in their backyard. Exercising while playing a sport is very beneficial to your health. However, sometimes injuries happen, no matter how hard we try to prevent them. The severity of an injury can [...]

Part 2: Diabetic Foot: Why Regular Assessments and Podiatric Treatment Are Necessary

By | 2017-07-06T15:57:00+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Blog|

Last month, we defined the syndrome of diabetic foot and provided some tips for managing it at home. This month, Sideline Orthopedic and Sports Medicine reviews necessary orthopedic examination techniques and treatment protocols for this condition. Diabetic foot patients should have regular checkups every 2-3 months, as well as an annual foot exam including skin [...]

Sideline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Welcomes Matthew Shortt, PA-C

By | 2017-08-09T15:41:12+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Blog|

Sideline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine of Blacksburg, VA, welcomes Matthew S. Shortt, PA-C, to their team. He earned his Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Physician Assistant Studies with a concentration in biomedical sciences from Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Mr. Shortt developed a true passion for the field of orthopedics when he sustained [...]

Walk-In Clinics are Back at Sideline!

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 8 am to 11:30 am & 1 pm to 4pm
Tuesday & Friday: 1 pm to 4 pm

 The Sideline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Walk-In Clinic is recommended for: