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 | 2018-02-09T10:38:46+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 4 pm and again on Tuesday and [...]

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 [...]

Common Causes of Painful Hips

By | 2017-07-06T10:41:03+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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 [...]

Morton’s Neuroma

By | 2017-05-14T21:22:03+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Blog|

Thinking of buying some pretty high-heeled summer sandals? Our new foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Robert Schopf, diagnoses and treats many cases of foot pain and damage brought on by choosing pumps over flats for the office or after hours. One important condition resulting from high heels and/or too-tight shoes is called Morton’s Neuroma. What [...]

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: