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Why Choose Custom Foot Orthotics

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Diabetic Foot Care, Foot Orthotics | Comments Off on Why Choose Custom Foot Orthotics

Have you been contemplating the purchase of over-the-counter shoe inserts? If so, stop a moment and compare your feet with that of a loved one. There is a 99.9% likelihood that beyond having 10 digits, your feet will vary greatly from one another. That is not only perfectly normal; it’s the chief reason why you shouldn’t act on your original intentions. Instead, you should contact our Vernal podiatry office and choose custom foot orthotics. Here’s a quick peek at the top advantage you’ll gain by doing so: As we progress through life, our age and health have a significant impact on our feet. For example, it is not uncommon for the padding on our feet to thin or harden into calluses. We may also develop plantar fasciitis or lose range of motion in our joints. Sometimes, those changes may...

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Study Finds Diabetic Shoes & Inserts Reduce Amputations

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Diabetic Foot Care, Foot Orthotics | Comments Off on Study Finds Diabetic Shoes & Inserts Reduce Amputations

A new study from Sweden finds that proper interventions such as diabetic shoes, inserts, podiatry, and regular checkups can reduce the number of amputations by more than 50% in patients with diabetes. These are the findings, and some steps people with diabetes can take to protect their feet. According to an article from News-Medical.net, researchers at the University of Gothenburg studied more than 114 Swedish patients with diabetes who were considered at risk for developing ulcers. These wounds typically occur when the foot is overloaded, and they may lead to amputation. The study involved three different types of shoes inserts, all of which were found to be effective in reducing pressure and cutting the risk of ulcers by more than 50%. Overall, the lifetime risk of developing a foot ulcer is close to 25% for people with diabetes. It...

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