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Airing Pain 73: Foot Pain

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

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

About ten per cent 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!

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 around get­ting active despite foot pain.

Issues cov­ered in this pro­gramme include: Foot pain, feet, shoes, podi­a­try, foot orthoses, aging, elder­ly peo­ple, exer­cise, occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py, activ­i­ty-rest cycle, pac­ing, risk fac­tors, bones, knee pain, sports injury and tis­sue stress.


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.

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