Factsheets and Advice
Footwear, skin and terrain will make or break the comfort of a walk as blister disrupt your please. This article looks at the common sites and introduces the idea of better comfort and prevention through awareness.
Syndromes and Reactions to Cancer Therapy Welcome to this article about 'hand-foot syndromes' Hand-foot or palmar-plantar syndrome (HFS) and hand-foot skin reactions (HFSR) arise with cancer therapy. Initial symptoms include; swelling, numbness, a sense of...
David considers that being healthy whilst locked down is all very well but getting out safely into the countryside spaces can be achieved if five simple rules are followed. This YouTube video captures the essence of how to.
Routine podiatry will help to reduce fissures and callus through debridement (finely skilled scalpel reduction of dead skin) and leave healthy pain free skin. Frequent use of ointments to rehydrate the skin is recommended
What should you ask from a factsheet? Factsheets should be well written, have few spelling mistakes, be easy to read, laid out well and ideally not photocopied to death. Well presented factsheets mean the clinician cares as much about you as he/she does about the information they offer.
Here are three types of conditions that can affect the nail: Onycholysis – separation of the nail. Involution – the nail starts to excessively curl creating a pinching effect of the skin at the sides and nails coupled with a weakened immunity, it allow opportunistic fungal infections to take hold.
Introduction to Fact Sheets Welcome to my introduction to fact sheets for patients. In my introduction to fact sheets on this website ConsultingFootPain I will bring to bring a range of information about the five main foot problems that I refer to as 'the big...
Making decisions based on facts: Bunion surgery - when is the best age? I am always dubious about making fast decisions when treating the big toe for bunions (Hallux valgus). For that matter, I prefer my patients to observe caution, so all...
Waging War on heel pain and fasciitis makes a very useful contribution to my Pain Series this month on ConsultingFootPain. We all seek reliable and trusted material. Footlocker aims to take foot health material, sometimes of dubious nature, and check it out for readers so that they know the value behind that information. The feature in this article covers heel pain also known, perhaps incorrectly as fasciitis. A free sheet on self-help is included at the end of the article.
Information about the condition of foot bump also known as tarsal boss can be confusing and patients want to know what they can do for themselves without a hard sell. Here are a few ideas together with a realistic view about what the internet says about the condition.