Nothing can be more exciting than see someone in pain make a recovery. Rachel wanted to undertake the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award that had been going as long as I had been living. The conditions for the awards are activity based and she was aiming for the Silver element. At 17 years of age this lovely student was not doing so well with her foot, and in particular her arch.
Flat foot is not necessarily abnormal and yet unwary people are exposed to sales techniques based on the supposition that the arch should be a specific shape. I have a look more closely at the myths surrounding the flat foot and discuss pronation.
There are 2 riders to bare feet activity permission based on existing problems assessing the ground for safety. As usual the author likes to delve into the internet and see what makes sound advice and what is fake news! This article is more than barefeet though. It looks again at information from the internet and asks HOW VALUABLE or ACCURATE is it?
The fifth commonest skin cancer is the melanoma according to the Marsden Hospital (London) but other forms of cancer exist and the foot is as much a target as other parts of the body. The Mayo Clinic in the US suggests only 1% of cancers affect bone. Peeling information off the internet needs interpretation and in reality the foot is a low target for cancer.
e know that certain chemotherapies can affect the feet from preventing us from carrying out normal routines, especially particularly after having surgery for cancer. Some of these side effects exhibited can be painful. Clinicians supporting patients with cancer aim to minimise such complications from therapy.
You see them on dogs but when they happened to you it becomes reality and you find out how common ticks are.
The skin, footwear and terrain play major parts in causing blisters in the normal foot without complicated skin problems. Take care of this and you are half way there.
The stiff toe joint affects the big toe for men and women but with self-help pain and stiffness can be helped early rather than if left to worsen in years to come. You may not be able to fix it but at least an early start may keep you from having to have surgery.
My first post back in 2013 was written around Jo’s bunion surgery. It is as relevant today as it was then even though I now longer practice surgery myself.
If you are looking for a good information site for foot problems look no further you have found it. It’s a good question, where do you go for foot problems. I set out to help people everywhere having retired after 40+ years of clinical practice. As an educator and communicator I decided to set up this site. Access is free for all and there are no adverts. If you don’t find what you are looking for write to me whether you are in Europe, Asia or states side. This is a site for anyone and everyone.