The Whole Foot Book: A Complete Program for Taking Care of Your Feet

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Demos Medical Publishing, Dec 5, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 193 pages
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Foot pain and injuries can thwart everyone from the athlete to even the weekend warrior. While many books review basic foot and ankle conditions, The Whole Foot Book offers numerous solutions for each problem, as there is no one best solution - different treatments work for different feet. This comprehensive resource covers footwear basics, prevention, and treatments along with clear diagrams, photos, and charts that demonstrate techniques and solutions. It covers common foot problems faced by diabetics, seniors, and athletes, including bunions, hammer toes, corns, calluses, warts, and skin maladies. In also features a chapter on choosing the proper footwear, gives advice on when to seek professional attention and helps you to understand when foot surgery is not and is not necessary, and highlights recent advances in foot surgery. But The Whole Foot Book goes further and addresses less common issues including neuropathy, blood clots, and HIV/Aids among others. The book really covers the whole foot.

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  • Addresses the most common sources of foot pain including nail conditions, skin conditions, heel spurs, bunions and swelling
  • Provides detailed step-by-step instructions for self-care of skin and nails
  • Helps you to understand when foot surgery is not and is not necessary
  • Provides easy-to-understand explanations of the causes of foot pain


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User Review  - Chris177 - LibraryThing

A very good book to have if you have foot problems or just questions about foot health. The book includes photos, illustrations and x-rays to help enhance the text. It also includes case examples of ... Read full review

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User Review  - davincidad - LibraryThing

Not the sort of thing you are going to sit down and read (unless maybe you are becoming a podiatrist). Good as a medical reference book for the layman to help understand what some of those aches and pains might be. Read full review


1 Choosing a Foot Professional
2 Forefoot Overload
3 The Big Toe
4 The Small Toes
5 The Midfoot
6 Hindfoot and the Heel
7 The Ankle
8 The Skin
Shoes Orthotics and Braces
Common Medications for Foot Problems
Ten Important Rules for Weight Control
Care of Your Cast or Dressing
Wound Care
Imaging of the Foot and Ankle

9 From Athletes to Kids Feet to Unusual Conditions
10 Rehabilitation for the Foot

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Brett Ryan Fink is an orthopedic surgeon currently in private practice in Indianapolis, IN for the last 11 years and is President of the Indiana Orthopedic Center. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Washington University School of Medicine. He is a veteran of the US Navy and the Persian Gulf War. He completed his orthopedic residency at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. He was a foot and ankle fellow under Dr. Mizel at Boston University and the University of Miami.

Mark Stuart Mizel has been in practice as an academic orthopedic foot and ankle specialist for over twenty-five years. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Tufts University. He is a veteran of the US Navy and former naval aviator. He has held academic positions at Tufts, Johns Hopkins, and Boston Universities and at the University of Miami. He is the editor of five scholarly orthopedic books and author of over seventy research and review articles.

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