San Francisco Podiatry Video


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SF Tri Run Clinic: Foot Issues

Thanks to everyone from the SF Tri Club who joined us Monday evening for the Run Clinic. This was the second clinic in a series designed by Dino and Katie (our fearless Run Coordinators).

The point of the clinic was to discuss some of the keys to training that might help one avoid injury, particularly those running injuries that can wreck a triathlon season. We talked about running shoe selection, common training errors and barefoot running biomechanics.

There were many great questions from our Peeps. I will be posting those questions here, with answers, for all those who could not make to the Presidio Sports Basement for the clinic.

In fact, here's one now...

Question: What ARE the most common preventable running injuries?

Answer: The most common injuries I see in San Francisco runners and triathletes (that are preventable) are:
1. Stress Fractures
2. Achilles Tendinitis
3. Plantar Plate Injuries
4. Peroneal Tendintis
5. Sesamoiditis

See you out in the water, on the track, or on the road!

Dr. Christopher Segler is an SFTRi Club member, 10-time Ironman Finisher and Sports Medicine Podiatrist. He is Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine. His practice caters to active runners and triathletes in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Mill Valley. If you have a question about a running injury, you can call him directly at 415-308-0833.


  1. I have a nickel size blood blister on my planters wart. I developed this while walking in my flip-flops I busted it yesterday and wondering should I still get it treated or would this help the problem thank you

  2. Thank you for your inquiry.

    Any blood blister that has popped could become infected and should be treated by a podiatrist. But the good news is that, in some cases, the formation of a friction blister that gets so big that it pops can often have the same outcome as treatment with liquid nitrogen. It is possible that the wart will go away once the blistered skin peels off after it heals. But again, it's important to make sure that the infection the blister does not get infection can get out of control.

    Dr Segler,
    Doc On The Run