In the fifth episode of What The Foot podcast we will be discussing Kobe Bryant achilles injury and return to the NBA after an Achilles tendon rupture and details about barefoot versus minimalist running shoes.

Kobe Bryant achilles injury and what is exactly an Achilles tendon rupture mean for professional athletes.



Have you been to see your doctor or the hospital and had a medical bill.  We will try to help you understand your EOB (explanation of benefits).  What does a charge from your doctor really mean?   Listen to what the difference is between an allowed amount, charged amount, contracted adjustment and paid amount on your EOB.  Most patients in my practice always have questions about there bill.  I want to be able to differentiate between an EOB versus a bill from the doctor.  The main confusion always seems to be that the charges are what the doctor is receiving.  This is not true.  It is ALWAYS, the allowed amount the that contracted doctor is potentially owed.  I mean potentially, because the doctor never receives the full amount for various reasons.  Such reasons include, patient bankruptcy, insurance error, physician office error in collection service, patient bad debt, etc.

Listen to our product review and special discussion on the Vibram barefoot shoes and how they differ from a minimalist shoe and a traditional running shoe.  Are barefoot shoes really worth running in or is it just a money maker for some companies?  Can barefoot running shoes cause more injuries or help with increasing strength of runners to help decrease there PR times for 5K or 10K or marathons?

Episode 5-Kobe Bryant Achilles Injury, Barefoot running shoes

by Dr. Dennis Timko

Dr. Dennis M. Timko

Dr. Dennis M. Timko


Dr. Dennis Timko, is a podiatrist in the St. Louis, Eureka, MO. area. Dr. Timko specializes in diabetic foot care, foot surgery, AFOs, and orthotics. Dr. Timko is the solo owner of Arch City Foot & Ankle, which has been in business since 2003.