Patient Stories

Daniel E. Thompson, MD

My Story:

Thanks to my care at OrthoVirginia, I am on my way to returning to my former ridiculous self. In 2013, I moved to Alexandria to re-start my life after a divorce. Struggling with a sudden meniscus tear and the onset of debilitating knee pain on top of an emotionally painful year was made a little easier by meeting Dr. Thompson (Alexandria), who has been helping me with ongoing knee pain/arthritis management. When I have about 100 pounds to lose, knee and back pain seriously hinders my plans to play disc golf, walk around Old Town and visit interesting places, and generally enjoy the outdoors without fear of ending up in a painful sobbing heap. When your knees and back hurt, you don't get out there and do stuff with abandon. OrthoVirginia, and Dr. Thompson, is helping me get back out there.

I also have severe spinal stenosis, so Dr. Thompson has been able to give me a recommendation to a doctor he works with. Bonus!