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  • What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?

    When something compresses or pinches a nerve in the shoulder, a person may experience pain, numbness, or tingling. Pinched nerves typically heal without treatment.

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  • Knee Pain at Night: Causes and Treatment

    Knee pain at night is a common discomfort that can be caused by injury, arthritis, bursitis, gout, and more. This pain at bedtime is not only frustrating but also can lead to pain-induced insomnia, which can leave you exhausted during the day.

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  • What to know about gout vs. bunions

    Gout and bunions can cause similar symptoms, which may include pain in the big toe joint. However, healthcare professionals use different treatments for the two conditions.

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  • The 5 Best Exercises for Lower Back Pain, According to a Personal Trainer

    Low back pain may be helped with certain exercises, specifically those that strengthen the muscles in your core and glutes and stretch your hip flexors.

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  • 12 Natural Pain Relief Tips for Knee Osteoarthritis

    Medications, such as anti-inflammatories and injections of corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid, are often prescribed to treat osteoarthritis knee pain. But those aren’t your only options. Natural remedies can also be used to ease knee pain and improve your quality of life, often in combination with conventional treatments

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  • Burning Sensation in Hip: Causes and Treatment

    A burning sensation in the hip can be caused by a multitude of conditions like hip bursitis, a pulled muscle, or a pinched nerve. Burning hip pain can feel like a sharp, searing, or achy pain in the upper outer thigh and it often results from inflammation.

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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Test: Diagnosis and Treatment

    The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, also known as the calcaneus. If the Achilles tendon ruptures, a specific test can be done — the Achilles tendon rupture test, also called the Thompson test or calf squeeze test. Since the Achilles tendon is essential for walking and running, a tear necessitates starting treatment as soon as possible.

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  • Common to Serious Arm Pain Causes

    Arm pain can be in the upper or lower arm. You may feel arm pain on the outside of your shoulder. Arm pain can also travel further down the arm toward the elbow.

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  • Faces Of 2023: Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

    For over 37 years, the physicians of Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center have served the expanding community of South Hampton Roads. As the region has grown, so has SMOC, adding new locations and providers, covering all orthopaedic subspecialties.

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  • Advancing the Treatment of Pain

    Join Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center (SMOC) at this Control Your Pain event:

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  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Association of Hand Surgery
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society, Sentara
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  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
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    Suite 200
    Suffolk, VA 23435

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    Suffolk, VA 23434

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