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Posts for: June, 2019

According to podiatrist Robert Weiss, DPM, The Morton’s foot is an inherited foot type, a mechanically imbalanced and weakened foot, which causes abnormal “pronation” or a flattening of the arch during weight-bearing. In turn, the kneecap and the foot roll inward during walking and running. The most frequent cause of structural instability in the foot is Morton’s foot.
 
Dr. Robert Weiss
 
 
"A functional sports orthotic or a functional orthotic (used by people on their feet for many hours during the day) is a device which controls motion and position of the foot and leg during locomotion. It is well tolerated by all and usually results in improved foot function—especially in the Morton’s foot type and its related injuries," says Dr. Weiss. 
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 


Among the lesser-known diabetic conditions is Charcot neuroarthropathy. "It is a rare foot condition that can cause significant deformity, disability, and may lead to ulcerations and infections if it is not caught early in the disease process," says Brian Schmidt, DPM, clinical instructor in internal medicine and member of the podiatry team at Michigan Medicine. Commonly known as a Charcot foot and/or ankle, the effects can be debilitating.
 
Dr. Brian Schmidt
 
 
Schmidt is the lead author on a new study, published in Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology, that investigated how much non-foot-specialist clinicians know about the condition in an effort to understand how to better focus future educational forums on the topic. Of the 400 endocrinologists, internal medicine physicians and family medicine physicians who responded to a survey, more than two-thirds of respondents -- 67.6 percent -- described themselves as having poor or complete lack of knowledge of Charcot neuroarthropathy.
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 


 

Shoes that are too big can be as bad as shoes that are too tight. “If the shoe’s too big, your foot will rock in there and you’ll get blisters,” explains Michael Trepal, DPM, vice president for academic affairs at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in Manhattan.
 
Dr. Michael Trepal
 
 
While you can still wear high heels on rare occasions, these shoes concentrate your weight in the front of the foot, which can lead to skin breakdown and ulcerations. “The more you can spread out and disperse your weight across the foot, the better,” says Dr. Trepal.
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.


Dr. Victoria Foley, a podiatrist and foot surgeon, who is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery says Socks’ primary function are to provide warmth and absorb sweat. According to her, there are 250,000 sweat glands in our feet (primarily the sole), and naturally, that moisture can become trapped in your socks and cause some unpleasant side-effects.
Dr. Victoria Foley
 
 
For this reason, Foley does not recommend cotton socks. The cotton absorbs the moisture and holds onto it, as opposed to wicking it away, which dampens the foot and can lead to odor, and in some cases, blisters and athlete’s foot. Cotton blends are better, she says, with bamboo being optimal because it’s hypoallergenic and antimicrobial.
 
Source: WRVO [3/18/17] via APMA News Brief
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 


OHI, a leading manufacturer in North America of custom, lower extremity orthotic devices, today commented on a far-reaching study published in the journal Gerontology that provides Level 1 evidence that OHI’s Moore Balance Brace (MBB) improves balance and reduces fear of falling in older adults. The study was designed to examine the long-term effectiveness of a balance AFO, the MBB in improving balance, and its potential to encourage older adults to become more physically active.
 
Dr. Jonathan Moore
 
 
Jonathan Moore, DPM, podiatrist and inventor of both the MBB and the Moore Balance Shoe said, “My own clinical work, as well as that of the hundreds of medical professionals who regularly prescribe the MBB to seniors at risk for falls, has demonstrated consistent and enduring efficacy of the device. Add to that the unqualified positive conclusions of this newly published study, along with a previously-published MBB study that demonstrated an immediate effect on postural stability in older adults, and we now have proof positive that millions of seniors can benefit from the MBB.”
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 




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