Thoughts and attitudes of the medical profession about patient’s accessing the internet for information are probed. A realistic view of the value, the dangers with some anecdotal experience from the author’s own family. This helps answer the question should we or should we not look things up for ourselves?
'Winter is coming again!'Welcome to my article 'Winter is coming!' where I will cover a bit about options to protect feet from the cold without the usual hard sell. Please click on my self-help advice sheet. An article on Trench Foot reminds us...
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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.
It may seem a hackneyed expression, but I wish that I had had this book whilst at college. For a student, or someone with a passion for skin, this book is a must for the podo-dermatologist, if not, dare I say, all serious podiatrists. We spend our life dealing with skin and so knowledge of the cellular activity is important.
This short article looks at common heel pain associated with fasciitis, repetitive heel pad strain, Sever’s disease and Haglund’s heel bump for adults and adolescents. Some self-help guidance is offered with reference to other sites.
Anecdotes provide a good basis for learning about podiatry from alcohol, halitosis to cellulitis and amputation. In this 40 minute talk David Tollafield provides wide coverage from his 40 years experience.
Can we really be sure we’ve imparted all the information needed for informed decision making. The answer is probably not, and that is where books like this become important resources bridging the gap between the knowledge we can practically impart and the additional knowledge patients may be keen to possess before making a decision about their healthcare.’
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.
Spring – Autumn is a great time to do DIY for us all. The Royal Society of Prevention of Accidents or RoSPAas it is better known, publish statistics on all kinds of accidents. Feet tend not to be so well recorded, and as far as home is concerned, not so easy to tease out.