foot and ankle

An illustration showing the early and later symptoms of Lyme disease

Lyme arthritis is a type of joint inflammation that results from the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) receives about 30,000 reports of Lyme disease each year, and they estimate an additional 270,000 cases go unreported. Of those who know they have Lyme disease, about 25 percent of them will […]

Medical illustration of types of ankle fractures

On average, Americans take 3,000 to 4,000 steps each day. Each step looks simple from the outside, yet internally, each employs many muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones in the hips, knees, and ankles. Disrupt any of these tissues, and you jeopardize your ability to get from place to place in your normal manner.   Those who’ve […]

runner with foot pain

Pesky. That’s probably the best word to describe a foot sprain in terms of the way it affects daily life. They’re serious enough to sideline us from normal activity, but most are not so serious that we’re patient with their healing. That’s not always the case, however — as some foot sprains are severe enough […]

foot pain

Not all pain responds to traditional treatment methods. Even when it does, recovery timelines sometimes feel excessively long for patients who need to get back to their regular routines.  Laser therapy is an excellent treatment option for individuals experiencing chronic foot pain or athletes who need to speed up the healing of a foot or […]

ankle tendonitis pain

Tendonitis is a common word, which makes it seem like a simple thing to treat. Its definition is straightforward: Tendonitis is inflammation (“-itis”) of tendons, the strong tissue bands that connect muscle to bone. Its treatment, however, isn’t something that should be glossed over.  While some tendonitis cases respond to consistent home treatment, others require […]

runner's stretch

Running is a demanding sport. Many runners are driven individuals who are passionate about their performance and push themselves to the limits. However, with pushing limits come challenges, including running injuries. Whether they’re beginners or seasoned athletes, runners tend to get hurt. Estimates of the exact number are wide-ranging, but sources approximate 20%-80% of runners […]