The Whole Foot Book: A Complete Program for Taking Care of Your Feet

The Whole Foot Book: A Complete Program for Taking Care of Your Feet

by Brett Ryan Fink, Mark Stuart Mizel
     
 

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Foot pain and injuries can thwart everyone from the athlete to even the weekend warrior. While many books review basic foot and ankle conditions, The Whole Foot Book offers numerous solutions for each problem, as there is no one best solution - different treatments work for different feet. This comprehensive resource covers footwear basics, prevention, and

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Foot pain and injuries can thwart everyone from the athlete to even the weekend warrior. While many books review basic foot and ankle conditions, The Whole Foot Book offers numerous solutions for each problem, as there is no one best solution - different treatments work for different feet. This comprehensive resource covers footwear basics, prevention, and treatments along with clear diagrams, photos, and charts that demonstrate techniques and solutions. It covers common foot problems faced by diabetics, seniors, and athletes, including bunions, hammer toes, corns, calluses, warts, and skin maladies. In also features a chapter on choosing the proper footwear, gives advice on when to seek professional attention and helps you to understand when foot surgery is not and is not necessary, and highlights recent advances in foot surgery. But The Whole Foot Book goes further and addresses less common issues including neuropathy, blood clots, and HIV/Aids among others. The book really covers the whole foot.

Special Features:

  • Addresses the most common sources of foot pain including nail conditions, skin conditions, heel spurs, bunions and swelling
  • Provides detailed step-by-step instructions for self-care of skin and nails
  • Helps you to understand when foot surgery is not and is not necessary
  • Provides easy-to-understand explanations of the causes of foot pain

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Reviewer: Martin C. Yorath, DPM (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)
Description: This book, written by two orthopedic surgeons and aimed primarily at the lay public, will also find a home with many primary care providers.
Purpose: While the concept is not new (a book written by medical professionals to educate the general public and others), this is the first attempt by the orthopedic community to write a book about the foot designed around these principles. This is a good attempt to introduce the subject of the human foot and ankle to the public that also considers newer advances in technologies.
Audience: While the concept is not new (a book written by medical professionals to educate the general public and others), this is the first attempt by the orthopedic community to write a book about the foot designed around these principles. This is a good attempt to introduce the subject of the human foot and ankle to the public that also considers newer advances in technologies.
Features: With the exception of the skin, which is covered separately, the book deals with the foot by anatomic divide, e.g. forefoot, midfoot, etc. Topics are covered in a problem/solution format. Each chapter ends with a notes section which has some references, primarily from the allopathic literature. The introduction gives a very unbiased and balanced view of the differences between orthopedic and podiatric physicians in the provision of foot and ankle care. This is particularly well done and the authors are to be congratulated for keeping bias out of this discussion. There are approximately 50 pages devoted to resources on topics such as shoes, wound care, weight control. In general this section was misleading in title and short on useful resources for the public. It could be improved with the inclusion of websites and other information pertinent for the lay public. The glossary and index are succinct and adequate. The incorporation of a dermatologist to discuss skin conditions affecting the foot perhaps inadvertently illustrates the orthopedist's role in complete foot and ankle care.
Assessment: Inevitably, a book such as this will draw comparisons with earlier offerings such as The Foot Book, Hlavac (World Publications, 1977), The Foot Doctor: Lifetime Relief for Your Aching Feet, Copeland (Macmillan, 1995), The Running Foot Doctor, Subotnick (Prentice Hall, 1979), and Podiatry Sourcebook, 2nd edition, Alexander (Omnigraphics, 2007). This book will have its takers, and while most podiatric and orthopedic foot and ankle physicians are not going to find it particularly useful themselves, they should be aware of its availability as a resource for their patients, and to point less specialized providers to it as a resource.
From the Publisher
“This book is impressive! It is written not only to be very useful for people to understand their condition, but as a primary care physician, I see direct application to my practice with respect to addressing my patients’ foot and ankle concerns.”—Michael L. Baach, MD,Parkside Internal Medicine, Carmel IN

“The Whole Foot Book is a comprehensive unbiased guide that will help people better understand their specific foot condition. The Whole Foot is an excellent tool…”—Brian G. Elliott DPM, FACFAS, American Health Network Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Greenfield, IN

“Today’s society demands information that helps one make informed decisions concerning their own or families’ healthcare. And this book does just that for foot and ankle health problems. In an era of fitness and need to be informed, this book is a must read for the active person or individual with chronic foot ailments.”—Richard Alvarez, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,College of Medicine Chattanooga, University of Tennessee

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936303243
Publisher:
Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
12/05/2011
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
442,030
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.74(d)

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