Miscellaneous

What is the difference between podiatry and chiropody?

For all intensive purposes, there is no difference between the terms podiatry and chiropody. They are the same thing. Some like to invent differences between them to make out that podiatrists are better than chiropodists for egoistical reasons...

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Who is behind Podiatry Arena?

I am! I started it in August 2004. Podiatry Arena is one of the most visited podiatry related websites. It used to have a lot of activity and there is a lot of posts still every day. Since the advent of social media the interaction on Podiatry Arena...

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Is Chinese foot binding still done?

Chinese foot binding is that barbaric practice of binding the feet of young girls to prevent them growing and kept small as they would then considered to be more desirable. The practice was outlawed in 1912 by the Republic of China government, but...

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Why was Chinese foot binding done?

Chinese foot binding is a historical and brutal practice that was mostly carried out in rural China. The practice involved the tight binding of the feet of young girls to stop them growing. This lead to broken bones and very deformed and painful...

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When did Chinese foot binding start?

Chinese foot binding was the barbaric practice in which the feet of young girls were bound to prevent them growing as a smaller foot was considered more desirable, resulting in lifelong pain and disability. Scholars are not totally clear when the...

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What is Chinese foot binding?

Chinese foot binding was an ancient practice from the 13th century, in which the feet of young female children were very tightly bound to prevent them from growing. The practice did start in higher social classes and then moved to rural area where...

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