Health and Fitness

How does osteoarthritis impact the feet?

Osteoarthritis is starting to become an ever more common condition in modern society, particularly since the population ages. Any joint in your body are usually affected. The effect of this osteoarthritis is definitely more intensely felt within the load bearing joints and none more so than the foot. We need the feet to move about upon so if the feet are impacted then the effects on the daily life is generally large. The latest show of PodChatLive has been focused on the question of osteoarthritis and the feet. PodChatLive is a livestream on Facebook with a pair of hosts who have on a guest each month to go over an array of themes. It is later offered as an audio version and also published over to YouTube.

In the show regarding osteoarthritis, they talked with Jill Halstead about the definition of osteoarthritis and also, most importantly, the use and type of terminology used with the word. They spoke of the incidence of osteoarthritis which affects the feet and also the relation that it has to load and what the therapy alternatives of its symptoms in the feet are. Dr Jill Halstead is a podiatrist in the UK and she has worked in the field of foot osteoarthritis more than ten years primarily at the University of Leeds along with Professors Redmond, Keenan along with leading rheumatologists. Jill began her work back in 2007 as part of her master’s dissertation that considered midfoot osteoarthritis and Charcot’s foot and published her initial paper in this field in 2010. Since then she accomplished her PhD in 2013 which looked over midfoot pain and the role of foot orthoses in prodromal osteoarthritis. She was in a position to broaden this concept to radiographic midfoot osteoarthritis. Her main interest is in the clinical symptoms of midfoot osteoarthritis, what are the functional biomarkers of foot osteoarthritis, what is the relationship involving MRI results and pain and also the clinical interventions for osteoarthritis with foot orthotics.