Barney works in the leisure industry and so can see the efforts of people trying to keep fit and lose weight. Here he writes about the well known balance between effort in exercise and energy loss versus taking in energy as food. He has added some worked examples for those who want a bit more information
When it comes to walking we know how easy it is to hurt the ankle. But do we really understand why the ankle is weak and how to guard again damage? In this first article the author covers the true ankle joint explaining when the foot and ankle are more stable.
Managing the ankle sprain is well within reach of the average person. However the success is dependent in the extent of the injury. This article looks at both recognition and how to deal with the problem as part of first aid.
Foot health can make a difference to your life Many people say, "when your feet hurt, you hurt all over!" Having a trusted go to information site is important. I want you to feel this site has reliable and worthwhile information. My information is mostly intended for...
One common question a patient will ask is do I need bunion surgery. This short article is offered to provide some advice that looks objectively at the how to make that decision and discuss your needs with your foot health clinician. In this revised article the patient is now placed at the centre offering more than simple fact sheets.
Shin splints are common and do not affect runners and sports people alone. I look at the gait cycle to offer some explanation as to the origins of the problem and offer videos and self help information.
Do you know why you sprain you ankle? Is this something we should worry about. Understanding the mechanism for a sprain can help. What is a strain, and is it the same as a sprain. In the first of this ankle series I hope to enlighten the reader so do check out the series written for the discerning lay reader or indeed the professional.
This brief article covers orthotics or orthoses providing tips about what you might expect when this form of treatment for your foot is recommended. Can you buy your own for example and what is a prescription? Who should you avoid when being sold an orthosis. Read this article by podiatrist and a former orthotic director without adverts and sales pitch.
Using painkillers for foot conditions has a value in many cases for limited periods. This first article is intended to help support the reader’s knowledge about the basic four medicines known as painkillers.
What does a podiatric surgeon do and how do we distinguish this profession that is now over 40 years old in the UK from podiatrists, doctors, medical surgeons and chiropodists. This brief article helps enquirers in the UK make that distinction.