Dr. Christopher Segler

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Does Smoking Make Diabetic Foot Problems Worse?

18th June 2009
Let me begin with a disclaimer. I believe that everyone has a right to make their own personal decisions and choices about their health and the activities that they enjoy. For example, I personally compete in Ironman triathlons. There are people who belie... Read >

Common Foot Problems During Summer Travel: How to Avoid Them

05th June 2009
As soon as the weather heats up, people head out with the kids for some sun in the fun. Summer travel plans are usually much anticipated, but can be wrecked by a minor foot problem. By taking some simple precautions, you can enjoy the trip and have a grea... Read >

Secrets to Preventing a Diabetic Foot Amputation

12th January 2009
Up above, the crashing of the wave tosses wild currents around the coral. A small damselfish swimming through the reef is tossed against the reef and nicks itself on the sharp coral. Three shiny scales scrape away and drift motionless, until the current s... Read >

How Nerve Damage Leads To Diabetic Foot Amputation

09th January 2009
James found himself sitting in the podiatry office, having just been diagnosed with diabetes. The foot doctor asked him if he had ever known anyone to have an amputation. James responded, "Yes, I had an uncle that actually lost his lead to diabetes. But I... Read >

How Can Runners Prevent ITBS?

17th December 2008
One of the most common overuse injuries among endurance athletes is ITBS. ITBS is Illotibial Band Friction Syndrome. Other common names for ITBS are Illiotial Band Syndrome and IT Band Syndrome. ITBS is a common cause of knee pain among cyclists and runne... Read >

How To Have Pain Free Bunion Surgery

18th November 2008
When anyone has suffered from painful bunions and starts to think about bunion surgery, they always ask me...is bunion surgery painful? Bunions surgery does not have to be painful. With the obvious disclaimer that any surgery certainly can be painful, it ... Read >

Don't Let Stress Fractures Mess Up Your Marathon

12th November 2008
On a beautiful day, Kendra goes out for a run. A casual few miles at a relatively easy pace. She has been training on the River Walk religiously after work. The serenity of the sound of her stride on the boardwalk, the wind off the river. is the perfect w... Read >

Achilles Heel Pain; Don't Let It Slow Your Run

05th November 2008
We all know of Achilles, the Trojan War Hero of Greek Mythology. His mother tried to make him immortal by dipping him the river Styx. Unfortunately she missed a spot on his heel. So the story goes that he was struck by an arrow in that spot and he was kil... Read >

What Makes a Good Surgeon?

04th November 2008
Anyone who is considering surgery, whether bunion surgery or brain surgery, has a potentially stressful serious decision to make. It is important that you, as a patient considering surgery, make the right decision. By asking the right questions, and with ... Read >