Your Guide to Caring for Achilles Tendinitis

By |2017-11-01T10:49:58+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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 [...]

Sideline Only Local Orthopedic Surgeon Using Smith & Nephew PICO Wound Dressing

By |2017-07-10T11:21:32+00:00August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

The PICO Single Use NPWT (negative pressure wound therapy) System improves predictability in wound healing and reduces complications following orthopedic surgical procedures known as “total joints.” Total joint replacements include primary hip and knee replacements, procedures Sideline’s Bart Eastwood, D.O., frequently performs. Dr. Eastwood notes that “We are the only ones using this unique dressing [...]

Common Causes of Painful Hips

By |2017-07-06T10:41:03+00:00July 15th, 2017|Blog|

Do you have pain in one or both hips? Mild to severe hip pain is a common symptom as we age, from contact sports, overuse injuries and other causes. At Sideline Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, we may see a patient’s hip pain presenting in one or more of these areas: the outside (lateral) part of [...]

Part I: Preventing or Managing Diabetic Foot

By |2017-07-06T16:01:33+00:00July 6th, 2017|Blog|

Diabetic foot is a condition that occurs as a result of having diabetes. It can lead to several foot conditions, including foot ulcers, soft tissue damage and foot deformities. When injuries are left untreated, they can sometimes become serious and may even lead to amputation. Preventive measures and podiatrist-managed foot care are key elements in [...]

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: