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Cascade Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Provided by Sideline Orthopedics

By | 2018-02-15T07:58:58+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Blog|

When you suffer an injury or are recovering from surgery, there are very few non-invasive treatments specifically designed to help heal. Dr. Eastwood of Sideline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine uses a process called “Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy” to augment the healing process. What is it? Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, or PRP, is a non-surgical approach to healing. [...]

Text Head: Your Phone is Hurting Your Health

By | 2018-01-03T13:25:16+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Blog|

Everyone texts nowadays. Many use it as their sole source of communication.  We've all watched the online videos of people who, while walking down the sidewalk, are distracted by a mobile device and are texting as they go.  While we laugh at the videos of them falling into water or walking into doors, we need [...]

Sideline Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has Earned the Best Bedside Manner Award!

By | 2018-01-03T13:32:07+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Blog|

Sideline Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has Earned the Best Bedside Manner Award! Please join us in congratulating Dr. Bart Eastwood, DO and Matthew Shortt, PA-C for being honored with the First Place “Best Bedside Manner” award from OurHealth Roanoke & New River Valleys Magazine! For the 11th year in a row, OurHealth Roanoke has polled [...]

Do I Have Frozen Shoulder? Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

By | 2017-12-06T09:59:40+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Blog|

Frozen shoulder is a painful condition that typically comes on gradually and goes through 3 specific stages before finally resolving.  Those most at risk for developing this condition are women over the age of 40, or someone who has experienced some type of shoulder immobility due to a stroke, a mastectomy or another shoulder injury. [...]

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 | 2018-02-09T10:38:46+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 [...]

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: