Lake Tahoe Articles

Is Arthritis Causing Your Hip Pain?

By Robert Rupp, MD
Hip osteoarthritis is often the cause of hip pain as we age. Osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear” arthritis, refers to the breakdown or degeneration of the cartilage that coats and protects the bone surfaces where there is movement in a joint. Unfortunately, our body does not repair or regenerate new cartilage when it... Read More

Strength Train for a Healthier Heart

By Kyler Crouse, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Can a short, four-minute workout be as effective as 30 minutes of cardio? While it may sound too good to be true, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, you’ll be happy to hear it’s true.  Researchers tested traditional treadmill cardio against a fast-... Read More

Avoid Foot and Ankle Injuries During Winter Sports

By Paul Ryan, MD
The joy of winter is upon us, along with the sports and outdoor activities that come with it. Winter sports are a great way to get some fresh air and have fun during these cold months. However, they can also involve high-speed and high-impact activities, which contribute to many injuries of the foot and ankle. ... Read More

Overcoming Ankle Instability

By Paul Ryan, MD
Winter sports are here, and whether it’s on the basketball court, the slopes or the ice rink, ankle sprains may happen. An ankle sprain is the most common sports-related injury, accounting for 40% of all sport injuries. The good news is that most recoveries can get you back in the game in six to eight weeks. We put... Read More

Eating Right with Diabetes

By Lynn Norton, MS RDN
November is National Diabetes Month, a great time to explore the role that nutrition and lifestyle choices play in our lives. Although eating habits can be difficult to change, simple adjustments can be beneficial to manage diabetes and promote better health. Following a healthy meal plan and being active can help... Read More