The Importance of Blood Supply to the Feet

One of the more very important jobs that your podiatrist plays might be to evaluate the vascular or blood supply status to the feet and lower limb to figure out if patients are at risk or not to poor healing as a result of blood circulation. If a person are at high risk for problems for that reason, then measures should be used to lessen that chance and safeguard the foot from injury, especially when they also have diabetes mellitus. The once a week livestream for Podiatrists, PodChatLive dedicated a whole show to that problem. PodChatLive is a complimentary continuing education stream which goes live on Facebook. The intended audience is podiatrists employed in clinical practice, however the actual audience extend to a lot of other health care professionals too. In the stream there is a lot of dialogue and remarks on Facebook. Later on the recorded video version is added to YouTube and the podcast edition is put onto the standard platforms like Spotify as well as iTunes.

In the stream on vascular problems and assessment of the foot the hosts chatted with Peta Tehan, a podiatrist, and an academic at the University of Newcastle, Australia and also with Martin Fox who's also a podiatrist and also works in a CCG-commissioned, community-based NHS service in Manchester, UK where he delivers earlier recognition, diagnosis and best clinical therapy for individuals with suspected peripheral vascular disease. In the episode there was several real and valuable vascular gems from Martin and Peta. They talked about what a vascular assessment should look like in clinical practice, the significance of doppler use for a vascular examination (and common errors made), all of us listened to several doppler waveforms live (and appreciate how relying on our ears by itself may not be perfect), and identified the value of great history taking and testing in people with known risk factors, notably given that 50% of those with peripheral vascular probalems are asymptomatic.