footwear

January 21, 2021

Dr. Robert Richard Brain: In Memoriam

Dr. Robert Richard Brain – of Belleville and formerly of Corbyville, entered into eternal rest at Q.H.C. Belleville General Hospital, on Wednesday October 21st, 2020 in his 94th year. Father to podiatrist Dr. Martin Brain, Dr. Robert Brain was a Belleville Podiatrist for 36 years. […]
January 18, 2021

Working from home causing an increase in foot pain, injuries, experts say

From the CTV News story: Some doctors say they have seen an increase in Canadians reporting foot pain and injuries amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with more people staying home and not wearing shoes. Dr. Howard Green, president of the B.C. Podiatric Medical Association, told CTVNews.ca […]
April 1, 2020

IWGDF responds to key questions on management of diabetic foot patients during COVID-19 pandemic

IWGDF responds to key questions on management of diabetic foot patients during COVID-19 pandemic
January 4, 2020

Health Canada warns Canadians of potential cancer risk associated with gentian violet

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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
These are 3D-printed feet, some enhanced with foot ulcers

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 […]
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, […]
April 2, 2018

Infographic: Obesity and Foot Health

From the press release accompanying the American Podiatric Medical Association survey results: An astounding 81 percent of obese Americans say they suffer from foot pain and at times experience multiple foot and ankle conditions… …The study surveyed 1,275 US adults, ages 18 and older, to […]
May 17, 2018

Foot Health Awareness Month: Arthritis of the Foot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Leonardo da Vinci considered the human foot to be a marvel of engineering. But even these marvels of engineering are not immune to the ravages of time, use, and disease – and arthritis in the foot […]
May 24, 2018

The Wrong Footwear Could Be Worsening Your Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON (May 24, 2018) — Are you wearing the wrong shoes? If you are, you could be significantly reducing your quality of life without even realizing it. All footwear alters the shape of our feet, but studies have shown that poor […]