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So far Jeff May has created 41 blog entries.

Ice vs. Heat: How to Choose Which One to Use?

By |2018-03-22T09:42:58-04:00July 1st, 2018|Blog|

It may be difficult to know what to do when you first incur a minor injury such as a pulled muscle or a light sprain. There are so many treatments available, it sometimes confusing as to whether a soothing heat pack is the best treatment, or in some cases whether an ice pack would be [...]

Spinal Instability: What It Is And How To Treat It

By |2018-04-11T09:38:55-04:00June 15th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Any type of painful back condition that worsens as you move can be difficult to diagnose because most tests will examine you in a prone or sedentary state. One such back condition is called spinal instability. This condition happens when two vertebrae loosen up to the point that too much motion occurs between them. This [...]

Three Questions You May Have About Ankle Sprains

By |2018-01-26T15:59:51-05:00June 1st, 2018|Blog|

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries. While they are not often serious enough to require surgery, they are painful and they do require proper treatment. Ignoring the proper care of an ankle sprain may lead to a worsening of the injury. It could take longer to heal or lead to a [...]

Custom Orthotics Can Help With Your Foot Pain

By |2018-05-01T08:28:14-04:00May 15th, 2018|Blog|

Custom orthotics are made for treating foot problems and at Sideline Orthopedics, we specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the foot and ankle. Daily activities can be painful if your feet aren’t aligned properly. Custom orthotics solve that problem, as they are created specifically for the user and the user’s needs. Orthotics are [...]

Not an Athlete? You Still May Need Orthopedic Surgery!

By |2018-02-19T14:49:11-05:00May 1st, 2018|Blog|

You aren't an avid athlete, or even a weekend runner, but your bones and joints are still subjected to everyday wear and tear that could potentially result in an injury or condition requiring orthopedic care. There are a number of orthopedic conditions requiring surgery that affect athletes and non-athletes alike. Sideline Orthopedics & Sports Medicine [...]

How Orthopedic Sports Medicine Gets and Keeps You on the Field

By |2018-02-09T11:19:35-05:00April 1st, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Athletes push their body to the limit both off and on the field, through rigorous training and competition. This can be extremely taxing on the musculoskeletal system, potentially resulting in pain, strain, and injury. When this occurs, the athlete is in need of a professional with specialized training and experience diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating sports [...]

Dr. Bart Eastwood Has Become Nationally Board Certified!

By |2018-03-23T16:31:34-04:00March 23rd, 2018|Blog|

We are so proud to announce that Dr. Bart Eastwood of Sideline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Blacksburg Virginia has received board certification from the American Osteopathic Association in the field of Orthopedic Sports Medicine! Professional certification in the osteopathic orthopedic sports medical profession is awarded upon recommendation of the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic [...]

How To Find Immediate Relief For Lower Back Pain

By |2018-02-21T09:09:51-05:00March 15th, 2018|Blog|

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons to miss work and leisure activities that are important to us. It is a painful and frustrating experience to suffer from unresolved back pain, and at any given time, 31 million Americans report suffering from pain in the lower back. Causes of Lower Back Pain [...]

Rotator Cuff Injuries and Treatment Options

By |2018-02-12T09:02:20-05:00March 1st, 2018|Blog|

What's a rotator cuff tear? A rotator cuff tear is usually a chronic injury that develops over time, caused by repetitive overhead movements of the arm. That's why it's a common injury in sports like baseball, football, swimming, volleyball, and tennis. However, it can also happen as a result of a fall or sudden forceful [...]

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

By |2018-02-15T07:58:58-05:00February 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. [...]