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Rigid and high top boots allow for control and stability on hikes. Don't forget the spikes for icy conditions!

Selecting Appropriate Shoe Gear

Picking a new pair of shoes can feel overwhelming. With a quick glance at social media, you will find ultra rigid shoes, minimalist shoes, or even sandals which all claim to be best for marathon runners. So, what works best? See our recommendations!
Jan 14th, 2021
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Surgical Treatment for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers are treated by removing the ground, or removing the bone. It sounds like an amputation but it’s not. Usually, foot ulcers are located on areas of the foot where there is a joint or prominence...
Jan 4th, 2021
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How To Avoid Foot Amputation

Diabetic foot symptoms can be a silent disease, and if you don't have it checked regularly, it may be too late.
Dec 27th, 2020
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Why Do Diabetic Feet Develop Hammertoes?

When a toe contracts, it usually straightens back out. Over time, either due to arthritis, diabetes, or overuse, it can stay in a clawed or hammered position causing problems. For people without nerve damage (neuropathy), it can be painful...
Dec 26th, 2020
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Charcot foot

Arthritis in a neuropathic foot can get so bad that the bones and joints of the foot breaks down. The medical term is called Charcot neuroarthropathy (pronounced shark-o). It can happen to any joint of the body, but the most common area is the foot's arch.
Dec 17th, 2020


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Aug 24th, 2022

Why don't we leave wounds open to air?

Scrapes and scratches in kids are commonly left to scab and heal without bandaging, but diabetic foot ulcers don't heal as well with this method. Find out why with this short article.
Feb 9th, 2021

Massive Tendon Infection In The Leg (Graphic Content)

This was a large tendon abscess that required multiple surgeries, debridement, wound vac, and skin grafting. The patient healed successfully without requiring amputation and was able to get back on his feet in regular shoes.
Jan 31st, 2021

A Very Close Call With Toe Amputation (Graphic Content)

Diabetic foot infections are challenging. When it comes to the great toe, extra effort is made to try to save it because it's the most important toe. In this case, the infection was deep and surrounded nearly half the toe.
Jan 30th, 2021

Blood Flow in Diabetic Feet

Diabetes is a silent disease, because it causes neuropathy, and blockages in big and small arteries without causing symptoms initially. By the time patients feel symptoms, there has already been irreversible damage. We discuss the symptoms and treatment.
Jan 21st, 2021

Is there or isn't there a bone infection?

Bone infections, also known as osteomyelitis, can be surprisingly difficult to understand. The diagnosis is not as obvious as one may think. Dr Chiu explains how a diagnosis is obtained and why it can be difficult in this article.
Jan 11th, 2021
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Offloading Diabetic Foot Ulcers

We get diabetic foot ulcers from pressure and shear forces. It will heal if we remove the pressure and shear forces. This is called offloading. Since foot ulcers are created by basically being squished between...
Jan 1st, 2021
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How Shear or Friction Causes Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Feet with diabetes and neuropathy don’t experience pain, which means no limping, continued walking, and continued repetitive shear forces. This creates a hot spot, so the body will try to compensate by growing thicker skin, called callus...
Dec 27th, 2020