10 Most Common Foot Problems and Treatments
May 9, 2019,
Post by Dr Anders
Our feet keep us grounded, they contain more than a quarter of all the bones in our body and take us the equivalent of 5 times around the earth in our lifetime. Yet they rarely get the attention they deserve, so it’s no surprise that foot problems can develop. The following advice should help you understand a little more about the 10 …Read More
Prevention and education. What we need to do to improve foot health outcomes and stop people navigating pathways with flat tyres
April 5, 2019,
Post by Dr Anders
Data released this week shows that amputation rates in people with diabetes have perhaps not surprisingly risen yet again. In the three years from 2015 -2018 7,545 major amputations were undertaken, compared with 6,957 between 2012 – 2015, an increase of 8%. But what do those numbers actually mean? For me it means we’ve failed …Read More
The frustration of not getting a diagnosis – Charcot foot – and why healthcare professionals need to work with their patients.
October 5, 2018,
Post by Dr Anders
One of our members of the FeelYourFeet community is currently living with a suspected Charcot foot. ‘Charcot’ is a condition that affects the bones, joints and soft tissues of the foot and ankle and it often starts with inflammation or redness. It is progressive and results in bone destruction and deformity, which then leaves the …Read More
What is Talipes?
September 28, 2018,
Post by Dr Anders
The term ‘Talipes’ comes from the Latin words talus (ankle) and pes (foot). It is thought during pregnancy the normal development of the foetus is interrupted resulting in a deformity at birth of the child’s limb. Talipes was previously considered as a foot deformity – hence the name club foot – however it is now recognised …Read More