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...
Custom Orthotic vs. OTC

Custom Orthotic vs. OTC

These days many drugstores, shoe store or sporting goods retailers have shelves full of orthotics claiming to cure your foot problems.  Some stores even have machines to “measure” your feet claiming to give you a “custom” fit.  Specialty stores with celebrity...
Frisco Triathlon Race Report

Frisco Triathlon Race Report

When I first moved up here, the new Frisco Triathlon seemed like the most fun race I could imagine. Combining stand-up paddleboarding, mountain biking, and trail running, this is a unique event in a gorgeous setting. At distances of 3k, 5k, and 10k, the race is...
Last Call 50 Miler Race Report

Last Call 50 Miler Race Report

For about six or seven months, I was counting down the days until July 8. I signed up for my first ultra-marathon, based on nothing more than the race description: start running 50 miles at midnight on Sunday and race overnight after taking a shot of whisky. I...
Lumps and Bumps on your Feet

Lumps and Bumps on your Feet

In the Colorado mountains, there are plenty of activities that require tight fitting shoe gear. This often causes patients to notice lumps and bumps on their feet that may have otherwise not been painful. Ski boots or cycling shoes are often made more uncomfortable by...