Ankle sprains are the most common sports injury. Although Dr. Segler is an internationally recognized expert on ankle injuries, who even makes house calls and performs remote consultations via web-conferencing, he just can’t help everyone…until now! After having received so many requests for help from ankle sprain patients over-seas or in states where he […]
December 16, 2011 – San Francisco, CA Dr. Christopher Segler, a San Francisco based foot surgeon, researcher and sports medicine podiatrist was invited to present his published research at the 2012 EPS Global International Forum of Analytical Science to be held January 17-18, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. “Dear Dr. Segler, It is my […]
July 26, 2011 – San Francisco, CA Dr. Christopher Segler, a San Francisco based sports medicine podiatrist and foot surgeon was invited to present his published research at the 2011 Turkey International Forum on Pathology to take place September 9-11, 2011 in Tekirdag, Turkey. “Dear Dr. Segler, On behalf of the organizing committee, I […]
September, 16, 2011 – San Francisco, CA Dr. Christopher Segler, a San Francisco based diabetic foot surgeon was invited to present his diabetes-related research at the 2011 EPS Montreal International Diabetes Conference will be held in November 19-20, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. “Dear Dr. Christopher Segler, On behalf of the organizing committee, I cordially […]
Anyone who has ever suffered a bad ankle sprain wonders how to get the best treatment as fast as possible. Many limp to the Emergency Room. The following is the classic Bay Area tale of an ankle sprain and the experience that goes along with a trip to the San Francisco ER.
As a sports medicine podiatrist (and an active Ironman triathlete) who focuses on runners in San Francisco, I get lots of inquiries about custom foot orthotics. By understanding exactly what an orthotics is, you will learn how a custom molded foot orthotic can help you run faster and with less risk of injury.
Rushing down the Dipsea Trail, fog trailing lightly through the redwoods, Craig is out for his favorite run. But with one slight misstep, his foot lands in a hole and his ankle rolls out from under him. By the time he feels his ankle give way, his arms are already out-stretched to brace for the […]
How to Tell if you need an ankle Xray after you sprain your ankle- by San Francisco House Call Podiatrist
Whether you roll your ankle stepping of a curb wrong or trip over a root while trail running in Golden Gate Park, your first question is likely “do I need an x-ray?” In this article we will explain exactly how it is that we ankle doctors evaluate a patient with an ankle sprain and determine whether or not ankle X-rays are needed.
One secret is that there is a standard set of rules that all doctors who might treat an ankle sprain will follow when decided whether or not to take xrays of a sprained ankle.
Stress fractures in the foot are one of the most common overtraining injuries among marathon runners that I see as a sports medicine podiatrist in San Francisco. Of all the overuse injuries, a stress fracture in the foot is probably the most likely to force a runner or triathlete to stop training and lose fitness. The reason for this is that stress fractures typically get worse and may even turn onto a completely broken bone if not treated.
Most runners are aware that an aching throbbing foot could be a stress fracture that will get worse if you keep running. But there are simple ways you can tell if you might have a stress fracture yourself. The first thing is to check to see if you have had any of the main signs and symptoms of metatarsal stress fractures.