Posts Tagged ‘Foot Health’

Be Smart about Your Sandals…And Save Your Feet

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Today more than ever, sandals are the norm in the warm weather, and more acceptable in the workplace. Your comfort, wellness and feet go hand in hand. One important factor to consider is the health and safety of your feet to suit your active lifestyle. Our feet contain numerous bones and and joints all connected(read more)

Born to run barefoot? Some end up getting injured

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By: Alicia Chang  Swept by the barefoot running craze, ultramarathoner Ryan Carter ditched his sneakers for footwear that mimics the experience of striding unshod. The first time he tried it two years ago, he ran a third of a mile on grass. Within three weeks of switching over, he was clocking six miles on the(read more)

Preventing Diabetic Foot Problems

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For people with diabetes, foot problems can be common. And sometimes what starts out small can turn serious. But in some cases, there’s an easy solution. To Lisa Summers, managing diabetes means staying educated and updated. “There are so many new things that are coming out, not only with medicine but with technology.” A year(read more)

Diabetic foot ulcers can be deadly

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Perhaps the most dreaded complication arising out of diabetes is a foot wound that leads to amputation. “Even though many diabetics breathe a sigh of relief, thinking that is the end, that they have handled the problem,” said Dr. Steven D. Gross, of Perry Township’s Stark County Foot and Ankle clinic, “often it is just(read more)

Correct treatment of common diabetic foot infections can reduce amputations

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Diabetic foot infections are an increasingly common problem, but proper care can save limbs and, ultimately, lives, suggest new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Poor treatment of infected foot wounds in people with diabetes can lead to lower extremity amputation, and about 50 percent of patients who have foot amputations(read more)

Vibrams FiveFingers Sued over Health Claims

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A group of five law firms has filed a class-action suit against Vibram USA Inc and Vibram FiveFingers LLC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts alleging the company used deceptive statements about the health benefits of barefoot running. “Given that Defendan’ts advertising and marketing equates barefoot running with running in FiveFingers,(read more)

Running shoe debate heats up with the weather

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Spring is here! The forsythia is in bloom, the trees are turning green and runners are hitting the road. Every year, 36 million people in the United States run and about half of them suffer at least one injury. To prevent injury, runners are advised to stretch properly, cross-train in other sports and, above all,(read more)

Local shoe experts focus on runners’ fit

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Every day, more people lace up their sneakers and set out on the open road. But new runners might not realize that if their shoe doesn’t fit or provide the right support, it could hurt their feet, knees and hips in the long run. Local sock and shoe retailers said people often buy the wrong(read more)

I have diabetes…can I do pedicures?

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The difference between giving a pedicure to a regular person versus a diabetic is that a diabetic may have neuropathy/circulatory problems which may result in a loss of sensation to the feet, or highly sensitive skin. Plus, because of the circulation problems, sometimes the skin of a diabetic’s feet can be dry and flaky. A(read more)

Happy feet, healthy body – Proper foot care can prevent other health problems

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By: Gail Sjuberg Julie Pursley would like to see Salt Spring seniors step up for the good of their feet. So many people – of any age, actually – seem to neglect their feet until they cause unnecessary discomfort and other health problems. “They seem to be the least cared-for thing for most people,” she said.(read more)