Episode 23: Jill Halstead [Osteoarthritis]

In this episode we talked with Jill Halstead about the definition of (and terminology and language used around) osteoarthritis, along with its prevalance, relation to load and the treatment options of its manifestation in the human foot.

Dr Jill Halstead is a podiatrist and has worked in the field of foot osteoarthritis (OA) for over 10 years at the University of Leeds with Professor Redmond, Keenan and leading rheumatologists. She began her work in 2007 as part of her master’s dissertation looking at midfoot OA and Charcot and published her first paper in this field in 2010.

Since completing her PhD in 2013 examining midfoot pain and the role of foot orthoses in prodromal OA, Jill has expanded this model to radiographic midfoot OA. Jill is interested in the clinical presentation of midfoot OA, functional biomarkers of foot OA, the relationship between MRI outcomes and pain and clinical interventions with foot orthoses and injection therapy.