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The Foot Book: A Complete Guide to Healthy Feet

The Foot Book: A Complete Guide to Healthy Feet

by Jonathan D. Rose, Vincent J. Martorana
     
 

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Aching or painful feet make it hard to stand or walk—not to mention dance, play sports, and take part in other activities. To keep you on your feet, this book offers a rich resource for understanding what can go wrong and how disorders, diseases, and injuries to the foot are diagnosed and treated.

In this readable guide to common conditions that affect the

Overview

Aching or painful feet make it hard to stand or walk—not to mention dance, play sports, and take part in other activities. To keep you on your feet, this book offers a rich resource for understanding what can go wrong and how disorders, diseases, and injuries to the foot are diagnosed and treated.

In this readable guide to common conditions that affect the foot and ankle, podiatrists Jonathan D. Rose and Vincent J. Martorana outline the professional and self-care treatment options available. What works for one person’s foot pain does not necessarily work for someone else’s, so Doctors Rose and Martorana discuss proper foot care practices in a way that helps readers make good decisions about which treatment option will work best for them.

Often called a marvel of biomedical engineering, the human foot is a complex and astonishingly versatile part of our anatomy. This book addresses the entire foot, inside and out, describing in plain English its special design characteristics and biomechanical operations. Everything is covered—from corns and calluses to cancer and skin and nail problems, including special sections on children’s feet, sports injuries, footwear, and orthotics.

The Foot Book is an all-inclusive resource for everyone suffering from foot and ankle disorders, as well as physicians and other medical personnel who care for them.

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The authors do describe their goal in the preface as providing information to those in need of podiatric care; the book can serve as a good guide to readers in that group, as it contains general basic information on a wide range of disorders.

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Reviewer: Martin C. Yorath, DPM (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)
Description: Quoting from the cover, this book is designed to be "an all inclusive resource for everyone suffering from foot and ankle disorders, as well as for physicians and other medical personnel who care for them." This a very fair description of what the book represents.
Purpose: It is an attempt to describe the human foot and ankle and its more common ailments and general treatment approaches. The book meets these objectives in a very readable style that will appeal to a wide cross-section of the lay and professional public.
Audience: It is written primarily for lay persons, although it has a place for professional healthcare providers, too. In particular, podiatrists should be aware of this publication as a resource for patients. The authors, both podiatric physicians, are well respected in the field of podiatric medicine in the United States.
Features: The first of the book's three parts is an overview of basic foot structure, function, and shoes. Part two covers the more common foot and ankle disorders and the last part looks at the foot in special circumstances such as childhood, sports, and diabetes. References are not abundant, and are primarily grouped as a set of organizations and resources at the end of the book, along with websites. It would have been refreshing to see a more balanced representation of organizations, since the book is aimed at the general public, but this does not detract from its usefulness.
Assessment: Books such as this are always going to be useful. However, this is not the first "foot book" to hit the market. In the mid 1970s, Harry Hlavac, also a podiatrist, produced The Foot Book: Advice for Athletes (World Publications, 1977). Glen Copeland's The Foot Doctor: Lifetime Relief for Your Aching Feet (Macmillan, 1995), is still available, and is aimed at a similar market. However, Rose and Martorana's The Foot Book is written in the current literary style and is going to appeal. Perhaps it is one for specialists to have on the bookshelf and recommend for their patients rather than read cover to cover themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421401300
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Series:
A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Kimmie Meissner

It’s said that when your feet hurt you hurt all over, and this is so true. As an athlete and competitive figure skater since the age of six, I have suffered my fair share of foot ailments. Over the years I have had broken toes, metatarsal stress fractures, ankle sprains, plantarfasciitis, stubbed toes, and countless blisters. My poor feet had one great advantage: my father happens to be a foot doctor! He guided my feet through each injury with the advice I needed to heal. The next best thing to having your personal foot doctor as a dad is to own The Foot Book, by Drs. Rose and Martorana. This comprehensive book will provide you with the important information that you need to stay foot healthy. I recommend The Foot Book for anyone who wants to keep their feet happy.

Kimmie Meissner, World Figure Skating Champion, United States National Champion, Olympian

Meet the Author

Jonathan D. Rose, D.P.M., is in private practice at Podiatry Associates in Baltimore, Maryland, and also practices at the Integrated Wound Healing Center at Franklin Square Hospital Center. Vincent J. Martorana, D.P.M., also of Podiatry Associates, is a podiatric consultant for Johns Hopkins Healthcare, LLC, and section chief of podiatric surgery at Franklin Square Hospital Center.

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