The Orthofeet Blog

Diabetic Socks - What are they, and why are they needed?

Jan 22 2018

Diabetic Socks - What are they, and why are they needed?

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Morton’s Neuroma Causes and Treatment

Jan 05 2018

What is Morton’s Neuroma? Morton’s Neuroma, also known as Morton’s metatarsalgia, is condition that affects the nerves between the base of the toes that supply sensations to this area (usually between the third and fourth toes). It is characterized by a thickening of the tissue around those nerves and is more common in women than in men. What causes Morton’s neuroma? Morton’s neuroma is caused by long-term pressure, either in the form of injury, irritation, compression etc., on one of the plantar digital nerves (nerves that lead to the toes). The repeated stress triggers a response which causes a thickening...

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Top Five Foot Problems: Symptoms and Treatment

Dec 14 2017 Tags: Athlete’s foot, bunions, foot pain, Hammertoes, heel pain, Metatarsalgia, orthopedic shoes, orthotic insole, plantar fasciitis

According to statistical reports, about 75% of the people in the USA suffer from foot problems at some time in their lives. The causes of foot problems can range from ill-fitted shoes, to medical conditions, to sports-related injuries. Whatever the cause, foot problems and foot pain can interfere with our daily functioning and even be debilitating. Because of this, we thought a brief discussion on common foot problems and treatment for each condition would be helpful. 1. Plantar Fasciitis - One of the most common causes of heel pain, is typically just in front of the heel, and can occur...

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The Secret to Stylish orthopedic shoes

Nov 11 2017 Tags: orthopedic shoe, orthopedic shoe for women, orthopedic Shoes, orthopedic shoes for men, orthopedic shoes for women, Parkinson’s disease, stylish orthopedic shoe, stylish orthopedic shoe brands, stylish orthopedic shoes, stylish women’s orthopedic shoe, stylish women’s orthopedic shoes

“Orthopedic” and “stylish” aren’t normally two words that you hear in the same sentence. On the contrary, when we hear the words “orthopedic shoes”, the first image that pops into mind is bulky footwear. Orthopedic shoes are designed for people with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoes, all of which require a design with a roomy toe box and extra depth for accommodating insoles and orthotics. These requirements make it challenging to design orthopedic shoes that are stylish, however, Orthofeet has found a way - yes, even for stylish women’s orthopedic shoes! How did we do it?...

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How Your Feet Affect Your Spine and Back Pain?

Sep 09 2017

How Your Feet Affect Your Spine and Back Pain?

Few of us are strangers to lower back pain. In fact, as many as 80 percent of people have back pain at some point in their lives and half of all workers experience back pain symptoms each year, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Not only that, but back pain ranks as the number two reason people see a doctor. Sometimes the cause is obvious, like a sports injury or bending the wrong way. Other times, however, the reason might be surprising, like when the culprit turns out to be your feet and improper footwear. When you walk, you put...

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What is special about diabetic shoes?

Aug 06 2017

While walking is a beneficial activity to our health, and very useful for controlling blood sugar levels, it might come with risks of injuries for people with Diabetes and Neuropathy. Fortunately, most of these foot injuries can be prevented by paying proper attention to foot care, and by wearing Diabetic shoes. What is the special features of diabetic shoes? Diabetic shoes are specially designed shoes intended to offer protection for diabetic feet and reduce the risk of skin breakdown, primarily in cases of poor circulation, neuropathy and foot deformities. Protective Interior - the interior of a diabetic shoe is made with soft...

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Foot Pain? Mobility Issues? Learn How Innovative Footwear Can Help

Jul 15 2017 Tags: Arch Support, Arthritis, ball of the foot pain, bunions, Diabetes, Flat Feet, foot pain, insoles, Neuropathy, orthopedic Shoes, orthotic insole, Shoes

Foot problems can occur due to a variety of reasons, including foot deformities, medical conditions, injuries, poorly designed shoes, or age. You are at higher risk of developing foot problems in the presence of any of the following factors: Frequent wearing of poorly fitted shoes Diabetes Neuropathy (loss of sensation) in the feet and ankles Bunions or hammertoes Arthritis Flat feet or highly arched feet     Making healthy choices for your feet, much like eating a nutritious diet or getting regular exercise, can add up to big improvements in quality of life, says Marian Hannan, associate professor of medicine...

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7 Tips for Healthy Summer Feet

Jun 06 2017

7 Tips for Healthy Summer Feet

Summer is a special time, but it can be extra tough on feet. It’s important to take special care of your feet while you enjoy the pool, beach, and long outdoor walks. Put Sunscreen on Your Feet When your feet are exposed, beware of the damage the sun can do. Because the skin on your feet is not exposed as often as other parts of your body, it can be very sensitive to sunburn and blistering. Unfortunately, we don’t always remember to apply sunscreen to our feet. Wear a sunscreen that provides both UVA and UVB protection, and apply it...

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