Secrets to Keep Moving: A Guide from a Podiatrist

by Dr. Richard Blake

Publisher: BookBaby

Publication Date: September 24, 2016

ISBN: 9781483582283

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Richard L Blake, D.P.M. is a practicing podiatrist in San Francisco, California, at the famed Center For Sports Medicine, St. Francis Memorial Hospital. This book is a good mixture of the art and science of that medical practice. The emphasis of the book is on the conservative treatments of injuries of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Dr Blake emphasizes conservative, and when appropriate, simple approaches to these injuries. He tries hard to establish a healing environment for the patient at the first visit, and then works the patients through all the phases of rehabilitation. This book begins by covering some general topics like what rules not to break, then discusses general rehabilitation principles, general treatments of pain, bio-mechanical approaches to injury, and gait evaluation. He then describes some of the general rules of treatment concerning tendinitis, nerve injuries, and fractures. In the second part of the book, Dr Richard Blake uses many of these general principles and begins to describe top treatments for injuries in the front of the foot, mid part of the foot, heel area, ankle, achilles tendon area, and lower leg not involving the knee or above. Some of the more common injuries described are: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus Bunions Sesamoid Injuries Metatarsalgia Morton's Neuroma Metatarsal Fractures Hammertoes Calluses Blisters Capsulitis or Plantar Plate Tears Gout Toenail Fungus Lisfranc's Sprain Accessory Navicular Ganglion Cysts Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fascial Tears Calcaneal Stress Fractures Ankle Sprains and Instabilities Posterior or Anterior Tibial Tendinitis Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Achilles Tendinitis Achilles Ruptures Calf Strain Shin Splints Tennis Leg Compartment Syndromes Tibial or Fibular Stress Fractures Cramps or Deep Vein Thrombosis With 95% of all of the lower extremity pain syndromes and injuries not requiring any form of surgery, a book specializing in a conservative and thoughtful approach to most ailments is very ...