Welcome to the Podiatry Arena forums

You are currently viewing our podiatry forum as a guest which gives you limited access to view all podiatry discussions and access our other features. By joining our free global community of Podiatrists and other interested foot health care professionals you will have access to post podiatry topics (answer and ask questions), communicate privately with other members, upload content, view attachments, receive a weekly email update of new discussions, access other special features. Registered users do not get displayed the advertisements in posted messages. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our global Podiatry community today!

  1. Everything that you are ever going to want to know about running shoes: Running Shoes Boot Camp Online, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Have you considered the Critical Thinking and Skeptical Boot Camp, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Have you considered the Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camp Online, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Have you considered the Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camp Online, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
Dismiss Notice
Have you liked us on Facebook to get our updates? Please do. Click here for our Facebook page.
Dismiss Notice
Do you get the weekly newsletter that Podiatry Arena sends out to update everybody? If not, click here to organise this.

musculoskeletal conditions/disorders

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by pod026, Dec 20, 2014.

Tags:
  1. pod026

    pod026 Welcome New Poster


    Members do not see these Ads. Sign Up.
    does anyone know what are the common types of foot musculoskeletal conditions?
    does posterior tibial dysfunction/ muscular dystrophy classify as such conditions?
     
  2. emhm

    emhm Member

    Apologies, this seems like an unusual question to ask here!

    Reading the relevant chapter in foot and ankle textbook e.g. Neale's Disorders of the Foot and Ankle, or reading the foot/ankle chapter of an orthopaedic textbook might be a good place to start, but

    For a lay person's introduction, maybe look at:

    AOFAS' (American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society) patient education site?
    http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/conditions/Pages/conditions.aspx

    ACFAS' (American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons) patient education site:
    http://www.foothealthfacts.org/Content.aspx?id=1571


    Otherwise, a couple of random relevant citations to get you started (thanks PubMed!)

    Re: epidemiology of foot and ankle conditions:

    Dunn JE, Link CL, Felson DT, Crincoli MG, Keysor JJ, McKinlay JB.2004 Prevalence of foot and ankle conditions in a multiethnic community sample of older adults. Am J Epidemiol. 2004 Mar 1;159(5):491-8.

    http://www.jfootankleres.com/content/7/1/45
    Bonanno, DR, Medica, VG, Tan, DS, Spring, AA, Bird, AR, Gazarek, J. 2014. Evaluating the outcomes of a podiatry-led assessment service in a public hospital orthopaedic unit. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014, 7:45
    (has an interesting table of particular conditions that were referred to a hospital Orthopaedic department).

    Re: Posterior Tibialis issues in particular
    Kohls-Gatzoulis J, Woods B, Angel JC, Singh D. 2009. The prevalence of symptomatic posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction in women over the age of 40 in England. Foot Ankle Surg. 15(2):75-81. doi: 10.1016/j.fas.2008.08.003. Epub 2008 Oct 1.
    (came out with about a 3.3% prevalence in this population)

    Remembering of course that posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is often not mentioned in the literature: a lot of prevalence studies look at self-reported foot pain, arthritis, flatfoot, etc which can all involve post tib problems among other things.
     
Loading...

Share This Page