Foot & Ankle

Foot & Ankle

Foot and ankle specialists in Lake Tahoe and Carson City provide treatment for injuries and pain related to the foot, ankle, heel, and toe.

The foot is complex made up of 28 bones, 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Feet are often affected by sprains, tendonitis, fractures, and arthritis.

The ankle joint provides the body with balance, stability, and the ability to bear the body's weight. It must do all these tasks while being exercised and manipulated over one million times a year.

Ankle sprains are one of the most common orthopedic injuries, occurring equally in both sexes and all ages. These injuries are most often reported by athletes; although it is not uncommon to see ankle sprains in those who suddenly trip on a step, slip without warning or ignore feelings of fatigue during exercise. There are over one million ankle injuries each year and approximately 85% of these injuries are ankle sprains.

Other common foot and ankle injuries include:

  • Fractures of the ankle, heel, toe and forefoot
  • Stress fractures
  • Achilles tendon tear/ rupture
  • Bunions, bone spurs, hammer toe and turf toe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis



Orthopedic foot and ankle physicians provide surgical and non-surgical treatment solutions for an array of foot and/ or ankle conditions.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Call the Center for Orthopedics & Wellness today to learn more or to schedule your consultation with Tahoe Orthopedics & Sports Medicine foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Paul Ryan: 530.543.5554.

Dr. Ryan sees patients at Barton's orthopedic offices in South Lake Tahoe and Carson City.