Diabetic Foot Care


Sensitive Feet

Monday, September 28th, 2009

What Causes Sensitive Feet?

In each of your feet and both of your ankles, there are over 20 different bones, over 30 different joints and hundreds of muscles, tendons and ligaments.  Is it any wonder that foot pain is common?

sensitive feet

The feet are responsible for carrying around the body’s mass.  The weight of the body should be balanced between the two feet, but many people have one leg longer than the other, feet that angle out or in, flat feet, … Read the Full Article

Diabetic Foot Care & Diabetic Neuropathy

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Diabetic foot care encompasses steps that are aimed at preventing infection and relieving the pain associated with diabetic neuropathy. 

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

A neuropathy is a disorder that affects the nervous system.  A diabetic neuropathy can affect nearly any part of the body, but the feet are typically affected first. 

Neuropathies do not affect the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal column, but the peripheral nerves which transmit signals to the brain, via the spinal column.  … Read the Full Article

Custom Orthotics

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

What Are Custom Orthotics?

Orthotics is actually the medical field relating to the design, development, manufacturer or fitting of devices designed to provide additional support or correct imbalances in the muscles or bones of the body.  But, the term “orthotics” is also used to refer to the devices created by those professionals. 

Custom orthotics are devices that are sized to fit a specific person.  When it comes to the feet and lower body, appliances that fall under the heading of … Read the Full Article