73. Foot Pain

Oct 28, 2015, 01:01 PM

Taking care of our feet, plus why we need toes!

About 10% of the adult population experience disabling levels of foot pain. Producer Paul Evans hears from the experts about professional help, self-management and why we need toes.

This edition is funded by a grant from the Schuh Trust.

Gordon Hendry explains what podiatrists do – and it doesn’t involve using a hammer and chisel to lop off a bunion – and why we should appreciate the complex and clever structures that are our feet (and toes). More women than men are affected by foot pain. Jody Riskowski weighs up whether tight-fitting shoes are to blame.

As a former elite athlete retired because of injury, Riskowski shares her experiences of rehabilitation and gives tips for finding the middle ground between overdoing it and over-resting, while Kathryn Martin tackles the issues of getting active despite foot pain.

Contributors: * Gordon Hendry, Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) * Dr Jody Riskowski, Lecturer, Institute for Allied Health Research, GCU * Dr Kathryn Martin, Lecturer in Epidemiology, University of Aberdeen

First broadcast 27.10.15

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