Study supports custom device use By Barbara Boughton In patients with plantar fasciitis, the pain relief associated with custom foot orthoses (CFOs) appears to result in increased walking activity, as well, according to a recently published clinical trial. In the double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial, epublished in May by the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association , episodes of walking lasted significantly longer in patients who wore CFOs for three months than those who wore prefabricated foot orthoses (PFOs) or sham orthoses. Study investigators randomized 77 patients who had plantar heel pain for less than a year into three treatment groups and assessed pain and function at baseline, one month, and three months.
Ped Lite’s newest women’s casual shoe, the Valerie, offers a fashion-forward interpretation of the typical diabetic shoe. Available in black with an all-leather upper, the Valerie looks like a slip-on shoe but has a Medicare-aproved adjustable closure that makes it functional as well as stylish. With the same comfort and affordability as the rest of Ped Lite’s line of women’s footwear, the Valerie offers as much style as any shoe on the market
The Apex Boss Runner is a biomechanically designed, straight lasted, motion control running shoe. The shoe features a molded external heel counter extended on the medial side for rearfoot stability, Carboplast footbridge for torsional stability, and a triple density, compression sculpted midsole to preserve balance between the body and ground reaction forces.
Brooklyn, NY-based Profoot hosted a game viewing party on July 7 to celebrate its partnership with the New York City FC, which kicked off its inaugural Major League Soccer season in March. Profoot, the team’s official foot care brand, invited soccer fans to watch the US Men’s National Soccer team face the Honduras National Football team alongside New York City FC midfielder Tommy McNamara. The US beat Honduras 2-1 in the Gold Cup’s Group A opener
Hickory, NC-based ING Source, which manufactures the OrthoSleeve line of compression products, announced in July a $60,000 donation to The Robert M. Palmer, MD, Institute of Biomechanics (RMPI), based in Elwood, IN.