The Foot Book: A Complete Guide to Healthy Feet [NOOK Book]

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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 foot and ankle, podiatrists Jonathan D. Rose and Vincent J. Martorana outline the professional and self-care treatment ...

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The Foot Book: A Complete Guide to Healthy Feet

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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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Editorial Reviews

Choice

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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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421401881
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 720,489
  • File size: 4 MB

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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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 A Guide to the Foot and How We Walk 3

Chapter 2 Personal Care and Professional Help for Fee 18

Chapter 3 About Shoes 26

Part II Foot Disorders and Other Problems

Chapter 4 Foot Alignment Problems 35

Chapter 5 Flat Feet and High-Arched Feet 47

Chapter 6 Skin Conditions Affecting the Foot 55

Chapter 7 Toenail Disorders 77

Chapter 8 Bunions and Other Toe Conditions 90

Chapter 9 Heel Pain 104

Chapter 10 Nerve Syndromes Affecting the Foot and Ankle 113

Chapter 11 Arthritis Affecting Foot and Ankle Joints 128

Chapter 12 Tendon Injuries 140

Part III People with Special Foot Needs

Chapter 13 Foot Problems that Start in Childhood 153

Chapter 14 Common Sports Injuries and the Sports Enthusiast's Foot 172

Chapter 15 Foot Health for People with Diabetes 187

Chapter 16 Orthotic Devices to Alleviate Foot Problems 198

Resources 205

Index 207

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2011

    very helpful - for people who have any questions about their feet and how to care for them, where to go to treat them, etc.

    really great and easy to follow! recommend for anyone!

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