To assist medical communities around the world in optimizing foot and ankle health.
The feet are complex structures containing nearly 25% of the body’s bones. Ailments impacting the feet will likely affect ambulation, requiring a great amount of care from health workers and family members. Effective preventative and palliative care minimizes the toll on patients and the community.
According to the International Diabetes Federation: “Foot problems account for up to 15% of healthcare resources in developed countries. In developing countries, it has been estimated that foot problems may account for as much as 40% of the total available resources.”
In addition to diabetes, many other systemic disorders manifest in the lower extremities. Common medical conditions including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, and others have a tremendous impact on the feet. Congenital disorders such as clubfoot may be treated successfully with modalities such as the Ponseti method.
Several factors may contribute to increased foot and ankle complications such as age, activity level, occupational and environmental factors, and access to hygiene. As such, an optimal foot and ankle program should also involve a holistic evaluation of the patient population. We are proud to say that FootAid programs are equipped to address all these needs.