Academic studies

November 13, 2018
foot health awareness month

Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons offer tips for diabetic foot care

From the AOFAS media release: Foot Health for National Diabetes Awareness Month ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — November is National Diabetes Month, a time to focus on a disease that affects over 30 million people in the US. The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS) raises […]
November 7, 2018
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5 Shoe Tips for People With Plantar Fasciitis, According to a Podiatrist

From the foot wear news article: Plantar fasciitis, according to the Mayo Clinic, is one of the most common causes of foot pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone […]
November 2, 2018
Diabetes awareness

It’s Diabetes Awareness Month (and World Diabetes Day is coming November 14)

Diabetes affects foot health and foot health affects your diabetes prognosis. An estimated seven in 10 diabetes patients will have nerve damage that impairs feeling in their feet. Fifteen percent eventually will develop a foot ulcer. Among those with ulcers, one in four will lose […]
October 15, 2018
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Ford To Let Businesses Implement Sexist Dress Code, Force Women to Wear High Heels At Work

From the north99 news article: Doug Ford plans to roll-back worker protection laws, including rules that made it illegal for businesses to force women to wear high heels on the job. Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, brought worker protections into the 21st century. […]
October 5, 2018

International Podiatry Day to be held on 8 October 2018 Raising the awareness for Podiatry

Paris, October 2018 – International Podiatry Day (IPD) held each year to draw attention to foot health and podiatry with the general public, other health professions and government health officials about the impact and the dangers of foot and ankle ailments, is to take place […]
October 4, 2018

LISTEN: What Being Homeless Means For Foot Health

From the WFPL news article: Rows of tables were set up with homeless service providers on Wednesday at the Salvation Army in Louisville. It was a day to help connect homeless people with housing, food, jobs and other social service programs. As WFPL’s Lisa Gillespie […]
October 2, 2018
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How caring for your feet affects your body and workplace health

From the Ladders news article: “Your feet and toes must be kept healthy. … Proper alignment is like an email address — if one letter is off, the entire message is compromised.” Any house that’s constructed starts with the foundation. And the foundation of an […]
September 27, 2018

Zivot Limb Preservation Centre Opens in Calgary

On Wednesday September 26, 2018, the generous donation of Dr. Mark Zivot enabled the launch of the Zivot Limb Preservation Centre, at the 5th Floor Vascular Clinic of the Peter Lougheed Centre (3500 26 Ave NE, Calgary). The Zivot Limb Preservation Centre seeks to advance […]
September 26, 2018
The CPMA is pleased to support International Podiatry Day, Monday, October 8, 2018.

International Podiatry Day: Monday, October 8, 2018

Please join us in celebrating International Podiatry Day, on Monday, October 8, 2018. More information to follow!
September 26, 2018

La Journée internationale de la podologie est le lundi 8 octobre 2018

Rejoignez-nous pour célébrer la Journée internationale de la podologie, le lundi 8 octobre 2018. Plus d’information suivra!
January 14, 2019

Injected drug may be new weapon against gout

From the health 24 news article: A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments. Instead of targeting excessively high uric acid levels as existing gout drugs do, the new strategy aims to reduce overall inflammation. The […]
January 15, 2019

Research: Step forward in understanding human feet

From the University of Exeter media release: Scientists have made a step forward in understanding the evolution of human feet. Unlike species such as chimpanzees, which have opposable digits on their feet, humans have evolved arched feet to enhance upright walking. These arches were thought […]
July 10, 2019

Microvascular disease anywhere in the body may be linked to higher risk of leg amputations

Date: July 8, 2019 Source: American Heart Association Summary: Microvascular disease, a disorder of very small blood vessels, may increase the risk of leg amputation independent of other blood vessel conditions and regardless of the location of the microvascular issue, such as eyes (retinopathy), kidneys […]
September 9, 2019
Researchers

Transmetatarsal amputation: A 12 year retrospective case review of outcomes

Diabetic foot sequalae incurs a significant economic burden with substantial morbidity and mortality implications for patients. Establishing effective limb salvage techniques such as transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) is essential to offer viable alternatives to major limb amputation in severe foot infection, where outcomes are variable and […]