foot protection

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 […]
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
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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 […]
December 11, 2017
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Wound in THIS part of the body that just won’t heal? It could be a sign of diabetes

From the Express news article: DIABETES patients may suffer from numbness or a loss of sensation in the feet. This could make wounds slower to heal, and may lead to amputation.  Diabetes patients could suffer foot problems  Patients may have neuropathy – numbness in the […]
January 3, 2018
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Foot Protection Essentials

From the OHS Online news article: A document listing severe work-related injuries reported to OSHA from Jan. 1, 2015, through March 31, 2017, is available online, and it makes sobering reading. Amputations, slips and falls, crushing injuries, and many more types of serious incidents from […]
May 1, 2018

Media release: Foot Health Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Toronto, ON, May 1, 2018) — Feet are both a critical component of, and a sensitive gauge of our current health status, yet people tend to overlook them until they are in pain. May is Foot Health Awareness Month, a good time […]
August 21, 2018

The Hazards Affecting Your Employees’ Foot Safety

From the EHS Today news article: Many jobs require employees to constantly lift, move and work with heavy objects, all while standing for long periods of time. When all of these factors are coupled, it can result in potentially fatal injuries that start with the […]