foot care

October 8, 2019

Happy International Podiatry Day to all podiatrists and patients

Join us for International Podiatry Day! On October 8th FIP-IFP will celebrate the second edition of International Podiatry Day! Take a selfie with your coworkers or with your favorite instrument in your work environment. Go to Facebook-page of IPD (www.facebook.com/IntPodiatryday) A post will be available […]
October 5, 2019

Smart insole can double as lifesaving technology for diabetic patients

Date: October 4, 2019 Source: Stevens Institute of Technology Summary: Researchers are developing a graphene sensing system that detects early signs of foot ulcers before they form so people living with diabetes can access preventative healthcare and confidently manage their health. Stevens Institute of Technology […]
September 9, 2019
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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 […]
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 […]
March 29, 2019
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World first 3D printed feet: Innovative training steps up treatment for diabetics

Innovative training steps up treatment for diabetics From the University of South Australia media release: It’s gory, sticky and undoubtedly on the nose, but a blend of icing sugar, chicken stock and flexible resin is proving to be the just the right recipe for creating […]
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 […]
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 […]
December 15, 2018

Early treatment for leg ulcers gets patients back on their feet

From the Imperial College London media release: Treating leg ulcers within two weeks by closing faulty veins improves healing by 12 per cent compared to standard treatment, according to new findings. The research, led by Imperial College London and funded by the National Institute for […]
December 14, 2018

How Runners Can Prevent and Battle Bunions

From the Runners World news article: Thanks to the nature of our sport, we can suffer some painful foot conditions at times. One of the more common ones: the bunion. A bunion is an (often unsightly) protuberance at the base of your big toe. It […]
November 13, 2018
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Diabetic Foot Ulcers Heal Quickly with Nitric Oxide Technology

From the Michigan Tech media release: Diabetic foot ulcers can take up to 150 days to heal. A biomedical engineering team wants to reduce it to 21 days. They’re planning to drop the healing time by amplifying what the body already does naturally: build layers […]
August 9, 2016
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Medical Monday: Plantar Fasciitis

From the WXOX news article: Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the ligament in the arch, caused by overuse. Every step you take aggravates the plantar fascia-the tissue connecting your heel bone to your toes-making it difficult to heal. Fortunately, most people find relief with relatively […]
March 9, 2017

Elderly people who choose the wrong shoes have a lower quality of life

From the Plataforma SINC study news release: As people get older, they experience changes in their foot morphology. If they do not change their shoe size along with these transformations, older people — most of whom choose the wrong shoes — suffer, among other things, anxiety, […]
March 20, 2017
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No more high heels: B.C. looks to end gender-based footwear requirements

From the CTV news article: Employers in B.C. may no longer be allowed to force their female workers to wear high heels, with politicians offering support for a private member’s bill to ban the dress code on safety grounds. B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver […]
July 5, 2017
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Podiatric screening could save millions of dollars and soles

From the Diabetic Foot Online news article: Allowing podiatrists to give diabetic patients regular foot health screenings — which are usually done by primary care doctors — could save limbs, lives and money, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health […]