Good links for podiatry and conditions that effect feet
All of the sites listed below are from reputable organisations but please remember that the information provided is meant to compliment treatment. There is no substitute for seeing a trained health professional in person!
of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. Contains foot
health information about common foot problems and information about
careers in podiatry.
Care Supplies was
set up by practicing podiatrists/chiropodists to bring professional
foot care products direct to the patients that need them. Gel padding,
toe protectors, felt and other supplies that podiatrists use but are
hard to find in chemist shops.
Cosyfeet Shoes - If your shoes are rubbing your toes, not wide enough or just not comfortable anymore give Cosy Feet shoes a try, as recommended by podiatrists! UK based mail order with a good system for returns if you have ordered the wrong size.
Yaktrax - Stop Slipping On Icy Pavements! Yaktrax are ice grips for your shoes similar to snow chains for your car tyres. They are cheap, long lasting, easy to fit, comfortable to wear and allow you to keep mobile when your council fails to grit the pavements! Highly recommended for fall prevention in the winter.
Bone and joint disease
Research Campaign website with general information about rheumatic
diseases, including rheumatoid and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA),
and ongoing research into treatments.
Osteoporosis Society. Advice and information for people with osteoporosis.
Association for the Relief of Paget's Disease. Information and
advice for sufferers.
Connective tissue disease
Hospital in London have a page relating to lupus and the research
it carries out into this condition and links to support websites.
& Scleroderma Association
website. Support and information on these two conditions.
webpage, giving information and advice.
UK, formerly the British
Diabetic Association. Information on all aspects of living with diabetes
and has separate pages aimed at children with diabetes.
organisation for people with cerebral palsy, offering information
and a helpline.
UK website of
CMT international. Support group and information for sufferers of Charcot-Marie-Tooth
disease, also known as Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy (HMSN)
or Peroneal Muscular atrophy.
group, offering support and advice via their website, a free telephone
help line and more, including a page for children with the disease.
website offering information and news.
of the British Leprosy Relief Association (LEPRA), UK based charity
organisation dealing with leprosy or Hansen's disease
as it is now known. Information on the disease and what is being done
to eradicate it world-wide.
website, with information about MND and local charity operations around
home page. Offering information and support to those with MS.
website, has advice and information covering the different muscular
website, with information on the society, an important contributor to
research into Parkinson's disease.
Fellowship. UK charity
organisation for those who have had polio, with information and resources.
for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus,
UK charity organisation offering information and advice.
website. Help and advice on all matters to do with stroke and transient
ischaemic attacks (TIA).
US site of American
Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. With recommendations for
sports shoes and advice on different sports injuries.
US site explaining
some of the common sports injuries with advice on how to avoid them.
Injuries Clinic. Offers a Virtual Diagnosis and information
on over 100 sports injuries with rehabilitation, sports massage, strapping
& taping and more.
Return2fitness. Sports medical
and rehabilitation products with expert advice and excellent customer
General health information
providing general health advice and answers to common questions.
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