Look at your foot and ankle, without them you would not be able to walk to the store, dance to your favorite tune or drive a car. The foot and ankle are at times our only contact point with the earth and the things we do on earth. If something goes wrong with these important body parts, your whole world can fall apart.
Notice how complicated your foot is from heel to toes. Each foot has 28 bones and 30 joints ; now that is one complicated piece of equipment! Just above your foot is the ankle joint where the shinbone (tibia) rests on top of the talus (the uppermost foot bone). Because of the complicated anatomy and high degree of stress on the foot and ankle complex, this area has a frequent amount of over-diagnosed, under-diagnosed, and misdiagnosed conditions. You and your doctor need to understand that certain conditions can masquerade as others. Falling into a trap of an imposter can give you a never-ending cycle of unhappy feet.
Plantar Fasciitis is an over-diagnosed ...
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Most of us know that foot health is very important in diabetes care! David Mendosa has written about the seriousness of foot ulcers and Joan has written about caring for your tender tootsies . Last week, Diabetesmine addressed the issue of myth vs reality .
I spent some time talking with a friend, who is also a podiatrist; about what she thought was the right answer for caring for diabetic feet. According to APMA , American Podiatric Medical Association, diabetes and proper foot care amount to huge pay off:
More than 65,000 lower limbs are amputated annually due to complications due to diabetes.
After an amputation, the chance for another amputation within three to five years is as high as 50 percent.
Including a podiatrist in your diabetes care can reduce the risk of lower limb amputation up to 85 percent.
Care by today’s podiatrist can lower the risk of hospitalization by 24 percent for those with diabetes.
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