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Can the combination of serial irrigation and debridement with antibiotic beads have an impact for severe DFIs?

April 26, 2016

There were over 65,000 hospital admissions for amputation in patients with diabetes across the U.S. in 2009.

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Diagnosing and treating distinctive pink papules on the ankle

April 12, 2016

There are hundreds of dermatologic disorders that can occur on the feet and lower extremities. Additionally, considering all the possible variables in host resistance and genetic variations as well as acute, subacute and chronic appearances, there are actually thousands of clinical diagnoses to take into account when one confronts a skin disorder.

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Key pointers on increasing orthotic arch height

April 12, 2016

There are a couple of options to increase arch height on an orthosis but first, let us discuss arch height for a moment. A number of studies indicate that orthoses that conform closely to the arch of the foot are likely to be more effective at treating many of the most common complaints (including plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia and hallux limitus) that we treat with foot orthoses.

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Apex Spring Collection

April 5, 2016

Apex introduces its Spring Collection, designed to offer consummate style, superior comfort, and expert construction. Each pair is crafted with high-quality materials and engineered for agility and durability. The new collection includes a hiking boot version of the Ariya for men in black or brown, and three classic styles for men (the Classic Lace Boat Shoe in black or brown, the Classic Monk Strap in black, and the Classic Strap Boat Shoe in black or brown).

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Pilgrim Shoes P3020

April 5, 2016

This spring Pilgrim Shoes introduces style P3020, a new addition to the company’s men’s and women’s Areni One collections. These shoes come with our signature stretchable leather uppers, combining the aesthetic appeal and durability of leather with the ability to accommodate forefoot deformities. Breathable panels along the sides of the shoe help promote air circulation to maintain a healthy in-shoe climate

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Segmental forefoot kinematics could influence risk of ulceration

April 5, 2016

Metatarsals do not move as a unit By Katie Bell Diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy are associated with altered movement in individual metatarsal segments that is not always consistent with movement of the forefoot as a whole, according to research from Chicago that may have implications for foot ulcer prevention. “We think differences in the magnitude and quality of motion between individual metatarsals may be related to the location of tissue breakdown,” said first author Frank DiLiberto PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago. “Further work should be performed to fully delineate this potential relationship.” The study included 15 participants with diabetic peripheral neuropathy who did not have deformity or ulceration and 15 healthy matched controls

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Foot Dynamics: A clinical approach to quality shoes for an active community

April 5, 2016

By Kristine Thomas Photos by Nancy Bateman Too often when a person has issues with their feet, they are treated for their symptoms rather than the underlying problem, said Jeffrey Jacobs, BOCPed. “My goal is to address their problem,” Jacobs said. “I believe the key to solving foot problems begins with wearing the right shoes.” The owner of Foot Dynamics in Boise, ID, Jacobs describes his store as a place to find quality footwear.

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Delmar Bootery: After 78 years and three generations, it’s still all about the fit and the fix

April 5, 2016

By Catherine M. Koetters Chances are, if asked to describe a shoe repair shop, you probably wouldn’t use the words “pretty” or “refined.” But Gail Sundling, owner of the Delmar Bootery, might convince you other­wise. When asked to take the reins of her parents’ Delmar, NY, store after her mom broke her neck in a 1976 car accident, Sundling—then 24 years old and pregnant—pondered her next move.

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The importance of obesity in foot pain management

April 5, 2016

Increasing numbers of studies suggest that a high body mass index can significantly affect foot structure and function, increasing the risk of painful conditions. But questions remain as to how foot health specialists can best address foot pain in their obese and overweight patients

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Exercise Plan Software

April 5, 2016

PhysioTools software makes creating exercise programs quick and easy.

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