Welcome to the Dr Foot audio experience, hosted by Podiatrist, CEO, Inventor, Entrepreneur and Vblogger Abid Hussain. On this podcast you will find a mix of #askdrfootuk episodes, my unfiltered views on podiatry, sports injuries, beauty and fashion, foot care as well as general health care advice. I will also share my current thoughts I record originally for this audio experience!
Achilles tendinitis is a common condition that occurs when the large tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg becomes irritated and inflamed.
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects your calf muscles to your heel bone and is used when you walk, run, climb stairs, jump, and stand on your tip toes. Although the Achilles tendon can withstand great stresses from running and jumping, it is also prone to tendinitis, a condition associated with overuse and degeneration.
Simply defined, tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon. Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury or disease, and often causes swelling, pain, or irritation.
There are two types of Achilles tendinitis, based upon which part of the tendon is inflamed.
In noninsertional Achilles tendinitis, fibers in the middle portion of the tendon have begun to break down with tiny tears (degenerate), swell, and thicken.
Tendinitis of the middle portion of the tendon more commonly affects younger, active people.
Insertional Achilles tendinitis involves the lower portion of the heel, where the tendon attaches (inserts) to the heel bone.
In both noninsertional and insertional Achilles tendinitis, damaged tendon fibers may also calcify (harden). Bone spurs (extra bone growth) often form with insertional Achilles tendinitis.
Tendinitis that affects the insertion of the tendon can occur at any time, even in patients who are not active. More often than not, however, it comes from years of overuse (long distance runners, sprinters).
Podopeadiatrics is the area of Podiatry focusing on the treatment of children and the various issues that can affect a young persons limbs. This is a vital service that focuses on the long term foot and leg health of children during their development.
The racism that killed George Floyd was partly built in Britain and our colonial history. The recent events have highlighted what black people are experiencing the world over is a system that finds their bodies expendable, by design. In the UK, black people and our allies are taking to the streets to wake British people up out of their fantasy that this crisis of race is a problem that is both uniquely American, and solvable by people returning to the status quo. For those of us who see racism for what it is, as a system that kills – both our bodies, and our humanity – this is traumatic.
Myself and my colleague speaking about pain in the ball of the foot including mortons neuroma, stress fractures of the ball of the foot, metatarsalgia, etc. In this episode, we discuss Ball of Foot Pain which can be due to Morton's Neuroma, Capsulitis, Stress Fracture, Plantar Plate Injury, and Avascular Necrosis.
Time Stamp. Ball Of foot Pain - Capsulitis & Plantar Plate Tear 10:00
Stress Fracture 22:01
26:58 Morton's Neuroma
Introduction & Clinical Presentation 28:22
Morton's Neuroma Treatment 32:51
Final Thoughts 49:33
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Who is Abid? Abid Hussain qualified with a BSc (hons) in Podiatric Medicine in 1995 has over 25 years of experience in the foot care sector and with many continual professional development accreditations including PGc in Podiatric Sports Medicine & FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine, he provides the necessary expertise to ensure Dr Foot Podiatry Surgery provides an excellent level of care to its patients.He is currently studying towards a MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine. He is also a member of the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and a affiliate member of the prestigious Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, as a affiliate member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow he is committed to practicing to the highest possible clinical standards, accessing cutting edge education and training. Affiliate Members are committed to raising standards of care and providing the highest possible clinical services to their patients. Abid is also the founder and CEO of DrFoot.co.uk which for the past 20 years is the UK's leading podiatry website with over 1 million unique visitors per month. Abid is an internationally acclaimed inventor who has been responsible for inventing a range of Dr Foot orthotics and patented an adjustable Dr Foot orthotic sandal. Other products which he has developed from idea to the shelf include Dr Foot cream, Dr Foot shoe spray and Dr Foot shoes. Abid has also founded the Dr Foot Foundation which has provided over 10,000 pairs of shoes to third world countries and supported the construction of deep water wells in african villages. He has also co-founded the International Podiatric Medical Association which is a charitable organization which has been established by four UK podiatrists with a commitment to reducing foot amputations due to diabetic foot complications in third world countries.
If you have diabetes, nerve damage, circulation problems, and infections can lead to serious foot problems. However, you can take precautions to maintain healthy feet.
Managing your diabetes and maintaining a healthy lifestyle helps keep your feet healthy. This should include:
regular medical exams, including foot checks at every visit and checking your ABCs (A1c, blood pressure, and cholesterol)
monitoring your blood sugar daily
eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables.You can help prevent serious foot problems by following a good foot care regimen.
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Measuring quality of life is an important aspect of delivering holistic dermatological care to feet. The lesions on the tops of toes are trivial to most health professionals and my fellow podiatrists, some individuals adapt to the change in the appearance of their toes, however, others react negatively and have decreased psychosocial performance (functioning of emotional, social, mental well-being). http://www.toelift.com
The sinus tarsi is a tube or tunnel between the talus and the calcaneus bones. Sinus tarsi syndrome is pain or injury to this area. Traumatic injury to the ankle/foot (such as an ankle sprain) or overuse (such as repetitive standing or walking) are the main causes of this syndrome. It may also occur if the person has a pes planus or an over-pronated foot, which can cause compression in the sinus tarsi. Some characteristics are pain at the anterior lateral side of the ankle (anterior to the lateral mallelous) and a feeling of instability or difficulty walking on unstable surfaces.
Everyone can get skin cancer regardless of your ethnicity and skin tone. How many people use sun screen on the tops of feet and ankles? Most skin cancers are associated with ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds, and many people of color are less susceptible to UV damage thanks to the greater amounts of melanin (the protective pigment that gives skin and eyes their color) darker skin produces. But people of color can still develop skin cancer from UV damage.
Additionally, certain skin cancers are caused by factors other than UV — such as genetics or other environmental influences — and may occur on parts of the body rarely exposed to the sun. For example, darker-skinned people are more susceptible to acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM), an especially virulent form of melanoma (the deadliest type of skin cancer) that typically appears on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
Different ethnicities are at higher risk for particular skin malignancies: Latinos, Chinese, and Japanese Asians tend to develop basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common skin cancer. But the second most common, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), is more frequent among African Americans and South Asians.
This podcast is about the story of Dr Foot the company! From it’s humble beginnings in 1997, to its huge rise and the decline with changes in the internet landscape. The passion I have for podiatry, innovation and helping others has never left me but the last 22 years of being the CEO of this company has been a rewarding and interesting time in my life!
Just the mere mention of cosmetic and aesthetic podiatry is often looked down upon by podiatrists, however if a patient is so conscious of their feet that they hide their feet 24/7 all year around, always wear socks even when in doors regardless of how hot it is, avoid showing their feet to anybody including their partners and I have known patients who have avoided going on holiday to a warm location because they are so conscious of their feet!! Then podiatrists need to be able to offer a solution!
We need to take the patients “feelings” into consideration, just because the patient is not in physical “pain” doesn’t mean they are not in emotional turmoil over the appearance of their feet.
This video addresses my feelings on this topic and what podiatrists and podiatric surgeons can do to help patients.
We offer PRP, see our Facebook page drfootpodiatry for videos. Platelet activation plays a key role in the body's natural healing process. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient's own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.
The Importance of a moral compass is very important for health professionals, where do we draw the line when it comes to over charging patients? This is a subject I am very passionate about and sends my blood boiling when health professionals put profits before the health of patients.
When it comes to acts of random kindness , the common notion is that it is an activity that brings internal peace and satisfaction along with the release of endorphins that make us feel good about ourselves. Although all of this is true, but it is a part of whole ripple effect produced by the paying it forward idea. I live my life by Gratitude, Patience and Empathy.
Why is hip internal rotation SO important for runners and footballers?!!🏃🏼♂️⚽️🏐
Hip internal rotation (HIR) is VERY important in sport and performance training. Here are a few examples:
During a change of direction or when making a cut HIR helps decelerate the body while also loading the hip allowing for a powerful reacceleration.
When sprinting HIR allows an athlete to maximally extend their hip and get over the stance leg at terminal stance/toe off, thus improving stride length.
For rotational athletes in golf, baseball, tennis, etc. HIR is crucial for optimizing force transfer from the lower extremity to the upper extremity.
When squatting adequate HIR allows the femoral hide to remain centrated within the acetabulum allowing for a “cleaner” pattern free of compensation at the lumbar spine.
Gel pedicures have become very increasingly popular however continual application of Gel Pedicures can lead to damage to the nails, fungal and bacterial infections. In this episode I talk about the risks associated with Gel Pedicures.
In this episode I talk about a consultation I had with a 3 year old with problems while walking and I also offer further advice for parents with young children who are concerned about how their child walk.