On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, most Ortho On Call locations and Blacksburg are open for urgent orthopedic care; see links for hours. All other OrthoVirginia locations will be closed.

Why Icing Is Important After Surgery

After you have orthopedic surgery, you may be sent home with instructions on icing the part of your body that… Read More

Preventing and Treating Achilles Tendon Injuries

The Achilles tendon goes down the back of your leg to your heel. It’s formed by three separate tendons drawing… Read More

What to Do When You Have Been Offered Elective Surgery

While I’m a spine surgeon, the ideas I talk about in this blog post work for all kinds of surgery,… Read More

woman running on beach

Everything to Know About Bunions

Bunions are a bump on the inner edge of your foot, where your big toe connects to the rest of… Read More

woman running outside in winter

Basic Running Tips

Running is a great form of exercise and is used by many to keep in shape. Unfortunately, nearly half of those… Read More

Foot and Ankle Exercises for Athletes

Physical therapist Amanda Garnett gives foot and ankle exercises to help the mobility, stability and strength of athletes.

Dos and Don’ts: Knee Braces, Slings, and Boots

Kris Paley, durable medical equipment equipment services manager, explains how to use knee braces, slings and boots properly and gives tips for first-time users.

by Kris Paley

Common Injuries of the Foot and Ankle

Information about acute and chronic foot and ankle injuries from Dr. John D. Duerden.

Achilles Tendonitis Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Most cases of Achilles tendonitis can be treated with at-home remedies under your physician’s supervision.

Causes and Prevention of Stress Fractures in the Foot and Ankle

Stress fractures are extremely common in feet and ankles. Follow these tips to help prevent them.

by Eli Reece