‘Footlocker Publications’

Welcome to ‘Footlocker Publications’.

Footlocker has been running since 2014. My first post was about Jo, a patient of mine who I had operated on for a bunion. These posts are articles and provide light touch comment about foot health directed at lay readers. The rationale is to take complicated themes and make them palitable. Articles are updated where necessary and may not have the original date of publication. Click onto the links overlying the subject material. If you have a burning question please write to me and maybe I can write something for you and share it with others? 

My patient journey and pain series books are available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com for E-reading and paperback versions. Look out for a new pain series / self-help book for 2020. Again my aim is to provide affordable information but without loss of quality. 

Morton’s Neuroma. Podiatrist Turned Patient. My Journey, (Pain series 1)2017
Bunion, Hallux valgus. Behind the scenes. (Pain series 2) 2019

Both books include heaps of self-help information and how to avoid surgery before discussing surgery itself and what to expect.

click and download over each title below. Those marked with an asterisk* and coloured green are also available now as Podcasts.

Published in Footlocker


Where does foot pain come from? 
Why should we look after our feet?

Launching my new website
My first healthcare post (article)
Jo’s Journey experience from surgery
Writing a patient diary
Better Foot Health August 2019
Beta-reader August 2019
Accessing the internet. Should we and what are the attitudes of clinicians? November 2019
The Remarkable Life of Skin. Book review November 2019

Factsheets, general information and conditions:

Runners Tips from Running Show Survey February 2020
Plantar fasciitis and the art of stretching January 2020
Burning Pain Avoid Surgery
What can I do to help myself? (with videos)
Patient Feedback on Bunions with surgery bias
The Bunion Hallux Valgus No.1
Stiff toe joint pain No.3
Bunion surgery the best age?
Introduction to fact sheets
What should you ask from a fact sheet?
Winter is coming again! November 2019
What do rams and rhinos have in common with feet

Foot Health and the examination of the foot
‘It’s My Planters?’ August 2019
Myths and Facts Ingrown Toe Nail August 2019
More Heel Pain Problems November 2019

Footwear series:

Sandal crazy this summer
Old shoe, new shoe
Footwear can be tricky
Acupressure points on insoles. Another choice for foot pain
Should High Heels be Banned? (Part 1)* August 2019
High Heels Challenged (Part 2) August 2019

Special articles & Issues

Feet and The Great War issue November 2018
Break a Leg! April 2019*
Pain and the foot. Part 1  May 2019
Pain and the Foot Part 2 June 2019

Location of Pain (Simple Guide)
Feet and Safety at Home Sept 2019
Footbump on top of the foot Oct. 2019
Tarsal midfoot pain November 2019
Waging War on Foot Pain November 2019
Accessing the Internet; a problem? November 2019

Thanks for reading ‘Footlocker Publications’  by David Tollafield. Make sure you sign-up to stay in touch with the new articles. Last updated 3 February 2020