The feet are crucial in golf. They are used to walk around on all day and a the platform or foundation that the golf swing starts from.

Most Useful Resources:
Golf Threads (Podiatry Arena)
Golf and foot orthotics (PodiaPaedia)
Golf (Podiatry TV)
Golfshot (Podiatry Apps)
Foot Orthotics for Golf (Podiatry Update)

Haglunds Deformity

Haglunds deformity is an anatomic variation in which the back of the heel bone is larger than normal. Generally there is nothing wrong with that except that pressure from the shoes can be painful.

Most Useful Resources:
Haglunds Deformity (Foot Health Forum)
The Haglunds deformity or ‘Pump Bump’ (Foot Health Friday)
Haglunds in an elite marathon runner (Podiatry Arena)
The Pump Bump (Podiatry Ninja)
Haglunds Deformity (Best Running Shoe)

Kinetic Wedge

The kinetic wedge is an extension that can be used on the front part of the foot orthotic to assist in the clinical management of of functional hallux limitus.

Most Useful Resources:
Kinetic Wedge (Foot Health Forum)
What is the Kinetic Wedge? (Foot Health Friday)
Kinetic Wedge (Podiapaedia)
Kinetic Wedges: Question (Podiatry Arena)
Kinetic Wedge Threads (Podiatry Arena)

Jones Fracture

A Jones fracture is a particular type fracture that occurs at the diaphysis of the fifth metatarsal of the foot that was fist described by the British orthopedic surgeon, Dr Robert Jones.

Most Useful Resources:
Jones Fracture (Foot Health Forum)
Jones Fracture Average healing times (Foot Health Forum)
The Jones Fracture (Foot Health Friday)
Jones Fracture (Podiapaedia)
Jones Fracture (Podiatry TV)
Jones fracture (podiatry Update)

Jacks Test

Jacks Test is a test of how hard it is to dorsiflex the hallux when weightbearing, so is a test of the integrity of the windlass mechanism. It is known at the Hubscher maneuver in the USA

Most Useful Resources:
Jacks Test (Foot Health Forum)
Jacks Test (Podiapaedia)
Jacks Test and failure of STJ supination with ext tibia rotation (Podiatry Arena)
Is Jacks test valid? (Podiatry Arena)
The Hubscher maneuver or Jacks test? (Podiatry Ninja)
Jacks Test (Bunion Surgery)


Homeopathy is an alternative medicine practice that has been shown not to work. Any affects of homeopathy are no better than a placebo.

Most Useful Resources:
Homeopathy (Foot Health Forum)
Homeopathy (Podiapaedia)
Homeopathy (Podiatry Arena)
Damning report on homeopathy (Podiatry Arena)
Do you need Homeopathy? (Miracle Cures)
Homeopathy Does Not Work (Soapbox Sunday)
The Myth of Homeopathy (CP)
Homeopathy for Foot Problems (Foot Health Friday)
Homeopathy (Podiatry Ninja)

Hoka One One Running Shoes

The Hoka One One running shoes created the maximalist running shoe category. They are the antithesis of the barefoot running and minimalist shoe trend.

Most Useful Resources:
Hoka Running Shoes (Foot Health Forum)
Super padded running shoes (Foot Health Friday)
Hoka One One (The Best Running Shoe)
Hoka One One (iPodiatry)
Hoka One One (Podiatry TV)
Hoka One One (Podiapaedia)
Hoka Ones (Podiatry Arena)

Growing Pains

Most cases of growing pains in the child are benign and they come right, but on rare occasions the symptoms are the same as some pretty nasty things, so for thos reason all cases of growing pains have to be taken seriously and properly investigated.

Most Useful Resources:
Growing Pains (Foot Health Forum)
Growing Pains (Podiatry TV)
Growing Pains (PodiaPaedia)
Growing Pains (Podiatry Arena)
Growing Pains in Children (Podiatry Arena)
Night-time foot pain in children (Foot Health Forum)
Growing Pains? (Podiatry Experts)
Growing Pains in Children (iPodiatry)
Take Growing Pains in Kids Seriously (Foot Health Friday)
Growing Pains (Foot Health Guide)

Foot Posture Index

Foot Posture Index is a composite measure of the posture of the foot based on 6 different observations of the alignment or posture of different segments of the foot.

Most Useful Resources:
Foot Posture Index (Foot Health Forum)
Foot Posture Index (Podiatry TV)
The Foot Posture Index (Podiatry Update)
Foot Posture Index (Clinical Boot Camp)
Foot Posture Index (PodiaPaedia)
Foot Posture Index (Podiatry Arena)
Foot Posture Index (Podiatry Arena)

Foot Health Practitioners

Foot Health Practitioners are a group of unregulated practitioners in the UK who came into existence to get around the requirements of the Health Professions Council to be registered as a podiatrist.

Most Useful Resources:
Foot Health Practitioners (Foot Health Forum)
Foot Health Practitioners (Foot Health Practitioners Info)
Foot Health Practitioners (Podiatry Arena)