What is it about?

Offloading the foot is a crucial part of overall management of foot ulceration. The foot is a very complex structure and when a patient presents with a foot ulcer, podiatry are specialists at reducing pressure over the foot and redistributing the load over the rest of the foot. Key tips are explained to help promote healing and the best outcome for the patient

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Why is it important?

Working as a podiatrist in all health care settings with foot ulceration, it is really important to understand and assess the patient from a holistic approach, taking into consideration all aspects of the patient's lifestyle. The overall management of the patient leads to a much more effective way to offload the foot and promote healing where possible, giving the patient the best chance of maintaining independence and mobility and help prevent surgical intervention


As an advanced podiatrist I have a great passion for my small specialist profession and have had great pleasure in writing this article to try and raise awareness and 'spread the word' about our role in management of foot wounds and the holistic approach to foot care. To give some of my tips and my experience over the years is a great honour

gill sykes

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This page is a summary of: Offloading the foot with a wound: a holistic approach, British Journal of Community Nursing, October 2022, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/bjcn.2022.27.sup10.s34.
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