Have we forgotten Trench Foot? Foot diagnoses are like buses. You don’t see one for ages and then three come along at once. Well, not quite, but about a month ago, I was treating a patient with an unusual skin problem on his feet. Initially, I thought is this early trench foot? I haven’t seen that in a while but by coincidence, only earlier that week I was visiting the blog site of Physiotherapist, Chloe Wilson who wrote a patient-focused blog on trench foot. Then a paper ap
How often do we see patients in clinic who have a history of leg cellulitis? Do we always realise how important a role we have as podiatrists? What advice should we give to help reduce its recurrence? This article briefly looks at a recent survey of patients highlighting some of the gaps in their knowledge and how we, as healthcare professionals, may be able to help fill them. What is cellulitis? Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection of the leg which is increasing in fr
Autumn is coming and this is the time to trek through the great British countryside but spare a thought for an increasingly common problem I encountered in the clinic just a few weeks ago. A patient hurriedly came into clinic apologising for being 5 minutes late. He mentioned he had forgot the time as he was out in his field and just remembered his appointment. Taking off his shoes I noticed something small drop onto the floor. On closer inspection I realised this was a tick.