Footwear can be tricky

Footwear can be tricky

Even when you specialise in foot health you can make mistakes While footwear can be tricky for some, the featured photo of The legendary Mistinguett, a French actress (1875-1956) c/o Kathy Thornburn 2017, has no such problem.  The specialist shop (1976) As a child of...
Plantar Fasciitis and Surgery

Plantar Fasciitis and Surgery

John’s four-month journey John was a 47-year-old patient who agreed to keep a diary after an operation on his chronic plantar fasciitis. Many reading this will shake their heads negatively – of course, this is not necessary as we can treat PF...
Why look after our feet?

Why look after our feet?

Because we need something at the end of our legs! Flippant yes! Why look after our feet? But then feet are important ends to the lower limb. They let us feel the ground, make walking smooth. Feet cushion every strike we make against the ground. They are a barometer...
Engineering versus Biomechanics

Engineering versus Biomechanics

A Reflective view Anyone who knows about bioengineering will appreciate the gap between clinical podiatric biomechanics and the purest theories relating to the science of kinematics and kinesiology. To simplify the ideas of physics, acting on the foot was an important...