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Cracked Heels

One somewhat disadvantage of having a profile online is that I make comments on a lot of issues at places like Podiatry Arena (see my profile) and I get emails and phone calls about conditions that I may not necessarily know a lot about, but I just happened to make a comment on it. Unfortunately I have to ignore most as I just do not have the time and am not resourced to deal with them. Often though I will just refer them to the Foot Health Forum and they should be able to get help there.

The most recent email I got was about cracked heels! (not even close to my area of expertise!). Not sure what they were expecting. ePodiatry has a good resource and explanation on Cracked Heels. There is info on the Foot Health Forum on Cracked Heels and if you need help, take your cracked heels to my wife’s clinic. There are some other resources here, here, here and here on this.

Severs Disease

At the moment working on resources for the students for Severs Disease;

Drawing a lot from Podiatry Arena
Plantar Pressures in Severs Disease
Severs disease
Risk factors for Sever’s disease
Pronation control for in toeing adolescent with Severs disease
Ketoprofen and Severs Disease
Is Severs Disease a stress fracture?
Taping and Sever’s Disease
Sever’s disease and unilateral heel raise
Severs disease treatment
Sever’s disease—Does it effect quality of life?
Sever’s disease in a 4y/o???
Osgood Schlatters/Sever’s Disease
Should we x-ray for Sever’s Disease?
Insoles effective for Severs Disease
Severs Disease Treatment with a Heel Cup
Calcaneal Apohysitis or Stress fracture

and questions at the Foot Health Forum:
Sever’s Disease in young child
9 year old with sever’s disease
Severs disease?
No response to treatment for Sever’s disease
Sever’s Disease – Surgery

ePodiatry has a good lay description on Severs Disease.
Heel cups for severs disease are a common treatment.

Passing of a friend

I was enjoying my holiday in Bright with the family on the last day of 2010, when a text turned up on my phone. A colleague and friend had passed away. I had to ring Peter to find out more. It was a real downer and had a big impact on me. I started a thread on Podiatry Arena on Graham Curryer and went for a beer in his honour. He and I have shared many a beer, as recently as September in Toronto. What a way to end the year. The tributes posted on Podiatry Arena by others says a lot.