Alternatives to steroids include sodium hyaluronate as Ostenil, which has some promise in some patients. Sodium hyaluronate is found in normal synovial fluid, which bathes joint surfaces and provides some nutrient service.
For the most part we are led to believe that many post natal issues are just ‘normal’ or par for the course of being a woman. Heavy periods, incontinence, painful sex, prolapse and suffering the symptoms of the perimenopause are all part of being a woman aren’t they? Much can be overcome by advice and implementing strategies early on.
Specialism within the profession creates a rich choice of job roles, from podiatric surgeon to wound care, management and leadership of a services to research scientist and academic to name a few. Yet, the profession is verging on a recruitment crisis that will see Podiatry engulfed into other healthcare services if not become a thing of the past. The benefits podiatry brings to patient care are enormous, even if not well published. Don’t worry too much though, as there are strategies in place to reignite interest in careers in Podiatry and develop the skills of the existing work force to provide a smooth escalator of career choices from support workers to consultant positions. Yet as a profession we need to own the foot and anything associated with it, particularly footwear.
Ever wondered what imaging meant and how many types there are. In this brief article you can find out why some methods are preferred over others.
With falling recruitment in healthcare, podiatry still remains an undiscovered subject. Visiting a local school recently made me even more aware of the need for podiatrists to exercise their public speaking skills and promote our speciality as another healthcare option to those traditionally seeking medicine or dentistry.
Several factors contribute to the misuse of opioids among professional athletes. Firstly, the desire to quickly return to competition can lead athletes to seek immediate relief from pain, making them more susceptible to relying on opioids. The pressure to maintain peak physical condition can also create a culture where injuries and pain are downplayed or overlooked.
Insights into the treatment of dancers and Olympic athletes, the nascent world of forensic identification, or the challenge of contributing to the intensive care of patients with Covid 19 during the dark days of the pandemic, all add to a fascinating and enlightening series of vignettes which cover the full scope of modern practice.
Launching A New Career Book Looking back seems like a lot of water under the proverbial bridge. It started as an invitation from two schools to speak to their 8-10-year-olds and 11-15 years olds in April 2019. 'Inspiring the Future is a charity promoting careers to...
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My first experience in a hospital with a secretary who acted as my ‘phone receptionist was dire. She was efficient but had the personality of … well, we don’t want to go there. Still, Paul Harris is quoted as saying, ‘Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless’ – my first secretary failed the first part of the quote. Who was Paul Harris – he was a humanitarian and an American lawyer.