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An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Foot ulcers are dangerous and painful, but simple relief can be obtained with therapeutic footwear, according to a recent study of patients with neuropathy and a history of previous foot ulcers.

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As people with diabetes become more proactive in controlling their diabetes, concerns arise about the safety of certain preventive and alternative options. Pedicure services, often utilized as part of a routine regimen in good foot care, is one of the issues warranting further consideration.

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Keeping Your Toes & Feet Healthy

It was the scariest thing Kathy Yokum ever did.

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Nonhealing Ulcers Respond Best to Maggot Therapy

When 18 veterans with diabetes who had a total of 20 nonhealing foot ulcers were treated either with conventional therapy or with maggot therapy, the maggots came out ahead.

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Lower Blood Pressure Healthy for the Lower Extremities... and the Heart!

If you have peripheral arterial disease (PAD)—narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply blood to the legs and feet—and want to lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke, you should aim to keep your blood pressure low, advises a new study.

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Nailing Down Nail Infections

The condition of your nails may point directly toward the condition of your health.

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Spray Used for Angina Could Alleviate Foot Pain?

A spray commonly used to alleviate angina pain might be able to help relieve the pain and burning of diabetic neuropathy when sprayed on the feet.

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Test Can Predict Foot Problems

A test that measures muscle activity can predict the development of foot ulcers, while other tests can predict amputation and even death, say researchers at the Manchester Royal Infirmary in the United Kingdom.

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Preventive Measures Improving, But Still Not Good Enough

Although more people with diabetes are taking measures to prevent or delay diabetes-related complications, the number still falls short of recommended national health objectives, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Shapely Feat for Feet

Foot specialists can now create custom orthotics on site in just one hour using a process from Riecken's Orthotic Laboratory in Evansville, Indiana. The Shoe and Foot Interfacing Orthosis (SAFIO) process, which uses the patient's foot as its model, eliminates the need for foot forms, plaster work and delivery delays and allows the patient to walk out of the office with a pair of custom inlays. Riecken can also do the work in-house, if desired.

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