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Physician Lecture Series – Andrew W. Piasecki, M.D.

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present Andrew W. Piasecki, M.D. of Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine for his lecture “Understanding Hip Pain and How To Treat It”.
 


 

Lexington Rheumatology: Treating Joint and Soft Tissue Diseases

Dr. Bruce Goeckeritz is a rheumatologist with Lexington Rheumatology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. He spoke about his specialty in an interview on WLTX recently.

A rheumatologist is a doctor who treats the medical conditions that manifest themselves in the joint. That includes all kinds of arthritis, gout and lupus, to name a few.

According to Dr. Goeckeritz, there have been a lot of technological breakthroughs that allow better treatments for people with these conditions.

For example, researchers have discovered that fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder of the joints and muscles, occurs because of problems with the central nervous system – specifically with the way the brain processes sensory input.

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“We can treat these patients in a number of ways including physical therapy, water-based therapy and with exercise,” Dr. Goeckeritz said.

There are also advances in learning how to use the body’s own immune system to help fight disease.

“Weve been making great strides, especially in the field of immunology,” he said. “Researchers have discovered the mechanisms behind these illness at the molecular level and are finding treatments targeting molecules to treat them.”

Lexington Rheumatology is dedicated to treating joint and soft tissue diseases with exceptional patient care and flexible appointments. Visit LexingtonRheumatology.com to learn more or schedule an appointment.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Do you feel pain in the heel of your foot when you first get out of bed in the morning? How about late at night? You might have something called plantar fasciitis. In this WLTX interview, Dr. Paul Bearden of Lexington Podiatry, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, talks about the condition and how Lexington Podiatry can help patients feel better.

The plantar fascia in a ligament on the bottom of your foot. It can get tiny tears in its fibers that become inflammed and cause pain. Some patients experience difficulty putting weight on their heel. Over time, the pain can become worse.

Courtesy: American Podiatric Medicine Association

Women tend to report more cases of plantar fasciitis than men. That could be because of poor shoe choices or having smaller feet. People who stand a lot at work, athletes and people who carry extra weight may also develop the condition.

Sometimes, it can go away on its own. Other times, it gradually gets worse and becomes a chronic condition.

At Lexington Podiatry, doctors can work with patients on stretching exercises and good arch support in shoes and orthodics. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary.

If you suffer with this problem, call Lexington Podiatry at (803) 356 – 4712 or visit LMCLexingtonPodiatry.com.