Elif Tugce CilYeditepe University, Turkey
Title: Hindfoot Pathologies
Hindfoot pathologies refer to a variety of conditions that affect the rear portion of the foot, including the ankle and heel. These conditions can be caused by a range of factors such as trauma, repetitive stress, genetic predisposition, or certain medical conditions. Common hindfoot pathologies include Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, heel spurs, ankle sprains, and fractures. Symptoms of hindfoot pathologies may include pain, swelling, stiffness, difficulty walking, and instability. Treatment options for hindfoot pathologies depend on the specific condition and can range from rest and physical therapy to medication, orthotics, and surgery. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment can help prevent further damage and improve overall foot function. Regular foot care and maintenance, as well as appropriate footwear, can also help prevent hindfoot pathologies from developing in the first place.
Elif Tugce Cil has completed her PHD from Biotechnology Program in Yeditepe University, Turkey. She is Asisstant Prof of mechanical Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation department of Yeditepe University, Turkey. She has several publications in physiotherapy, Orthopedics and e-health areas.