Fifth Metatarsal Fractures

Fifth Metatarsal Fractures

One of the more common foot and ankle fractures is that of the fifth metatarsal. The metatarsals are the bones which make up the majority of the foot and, as such, bear a lot of force from normal use. The fifth metatarsal is the bone directly behind the pinky toe and...
Lace Bite

Lace Bite

When it comes to hockey, I have two thoughts immediately:  1. I’m always jealous of those who grew up playing ice hockey and 2. I never envy ice skaters’ feet. I grew up in a town with a big high school, but not big enough to have a hockey rink, so we never had a...
Nordic Skiing Injuries

Nordic Skiing Injuries

As an avid downhill skier and even a regular backcountry or touring skier, I don’t personally give enough love to the sport of cross-country or Nordic skiing. In general, this is because I really like to go fast, so cross country skiing has not been something I have...
Ski Boot Widths

Ski Boot Widths

At Eagle-Summit Foot & Ankle, we see people with ski boot problems almost every day, especially during the winter season. Thankfully, the ski boot industry continues to improve their technology and we skiers are fortunate to have better fitting, more responsive...
Tendinitis in Your Feet

Tendinitis in Your Feet

Tendinitis of the foot and ankle is staggeringly common because of the amount of muscles and tendons acting on the foot and ankle. There are numerous bones and joints in the lower extremity, all of which act like ropes and pulleys by the tendons in the area. Because...