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The Orthofeet Blog

How To Protect Diabetic Feet

Mar 13 2017

Diabetes is a dreaded disease, and it does particular damage to the feet. It can happen to anyone, and it’s the leading cause of foot amputation in the United States. Complications from diabetes can include nerve damage and poor blood circulation. What’s worse, when the disease progresses it can end up with neuropathy (loss of sensation) in the feet, which can cause foot injuries and wounds that might be difficult to heal. The good news: most diabetic foot injuries can be prevented by paying proper attention to foot care, and by wearing shoes that are specially designed to protect the...

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Neuropathy: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Mar 17 2017

Imagine stepping on a sharp object and not realizing that you’ve injured your foot. You feel nothing, but you could be on your way to developing a serious infection. In fact, this lack of feeling could be only the beginning of an even more threatening health crisis. This condition is actually a common problem called peripheral neuropathy (PN). It’s often associated with diabetes, but that’s not the only cause. It can also result from smoking, alcoholism, cancer, drugs, or even vitamin deficiencies. The term neuropathy means “a disease of the nerve.” That’s because nerves are damaged or destroyed, interfering with...

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After 20 Years Of Foot Pain, Steve Calfee Puts Orthofeet Shoes To The Test

Mar 13 2017 Tags: #Orthofeethero, #OrthofeetStory

Congratulations Steve Calfee!  Read his inspiring story:  "I began having problems with my feet when I was 14 years old & they continued until now. They included metatarsal shifting, plantar fasciitis, neuropathy, arch and heel pain, etc. For the past 20 years, I have worn orthotic inserts in every pair of shoes I own. I have spent hundreds of dollars on every supposed brand of shoes and inserts that claimed to solve my foot pain all to no avail. As an entertainer, I spend a lot of time on my feet, sometimes in one location when I do narrations. My...

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Lynne Jacques: Shoes With Built-In Inserts Are The Apple of Her Eye

Feb 10 2017 Tags: #Orthofeethero, #OrthofeetStory, foot pain, insoles

At farmers’ markets in central Michigan, everyone loves the apples that Lynn Jacques sells from her orchard. Along with her husband, Gary, she grows 25 different types, from Macintosh to HoneyCrisp (“the ones everybody likes,” she says).

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Alleviate Foot Pain and Discomfort Caused By Bunions

Feb 09 2017 Tags: bunions

Ugh. That large bump protruding out of the base of your big toe? That’s a bunion, my friend.

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Happy New Year, Feet! Here Are Six Resolutions To Take Better Care of You

Jan 05 2017 Tags: #NewYearNewYou

This is the time of the year when you resolve to take better care of your body. We applaud your goals, but also urge you not to forget your feet! We all do it -- when making resolutions, feet often get lost in the shuffle, lagging way behind losing weight, working out, and even flossing. This year, we made foot care resolutions easy for you. All you have to do is keep this simple checklist handy, and regularly check back to our Orthofeet blog for more ways you can be kind to your feet.    Our fingers are crossed that...

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Orthofeet Hero Patricia Mayse Is Still Standing After Long-Term Foot Injury

Jan 04 2017 Tags: #Orthofeethero, #OrthofeetStory

If you met Patricia Mayse twenty-two years ago, you’d see a very athletic and active women. There was no stopping her. She could walk and walk and walk.  After suffering a severe injury to her foot in 1994, Patricia saw her ability to be active slowly go down hill. She could no longer walk like she once had or even stand for very long…. Patricia felt frustrated as she struggled to live with the pain and dysfunction of injured feet. Fortunately, OrthoFeet’s Chattanooga Mary Janes with a two-way strap has significantly improved Patricia’s ability to get around in more comfort...

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Seven Don’ts (and One Do) Before You Get Your Pedicure

Jan 03 2017 Tags: #pedicure

Pedicures are a good experience for your feet, and can aid in overall foot health. However, improperly sanitized equipment and previous customers with foot problems can lead to more issues for you. The hard truth: some salons are better than others about cleanliness and proper procedure. Before you go in feet first, keep these pedicure rules-of-thumb on hand.   Don’t paint or polish over discolored toenails. Discolored toenails usually signify a fungal infection. Nail polish prevents moisture from entering the nail, not allowing it to breathe. Don’t share emery boards. Because these tools are porous, they trap germs. They also...

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