The Anodyne Journal

Anodyne's Scanner

Posted by Lindsey Kanter on Jul 2, 2018 10:10:56 AM

 

Exactly what is our “scanner?” 

Anodyne has raised the bar in terms of custom inserts/orthotics. Historically, custom orthotics were made by using foam impressions of the patient’s foot. We have created a much more efficient way of this process through our scanning technology.

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Topics: Diabetic Health, Foot Care, diabetic shoes, Anodyne, Anodyne Blog, Diabetic Foot Health, Diabetic Technology, Anodyne Scanner

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Today (June 13th, 2018)

Posted by Lindsey Kanter on Jun 13, 2018 10:55:00 AM

 

The fit of a shoe can effect an individuals health and well being on multiple levels. If a shoe doesn't fit properly, an individual may experience issues from skin irritation to even joint problems. It is important to note,  there are many opinions and misconceptions when it comes to fitting shoes. Whether you receive advice from your local shoe store or a friend, it may be doing more harm than good.

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Topics: Diabetic Health, Foot Care, diabetic shoes, Anodyne, Anodyne Blog, Diabetic Foot Health

9 Natural At-Home Remedies for Swollen Feet and Ankles

Posted by Billy Kanter on Feb 23, 2018 4:48:23 PM

Sore feet, swelling, inflammation and related foot complications can be a product of various sources. If you experience any of these, it’s important to see your podiatrist or primary care physician so that s/he can properly diagnose what you’re dealing with. One of the more common diagnoses for foot swelling and discomfort is a condition known as peripheral edema.

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Topics: Diabetic Health, Foot Care, diabetic shoes

When is it Time to See Your Podiatrist?

Posted by Will Knight on Feb 2, 2018 11:32:53 AM

When we think about our health and ways to sustain it, things like our heart, liver, kidneys, etc. immediately come to mind. What we often forget to account for, and thus neglect, are our feet – the very foundation that keeps us moving. We’ve grown accustomed, as a society, to getting up, slipping our feet into a pair of shoes, and going about our day for 8-12 hours, before ultimately letting our feet breathe again. If you take a moment to think about it – it’s our feet, and the shoes that cover them, that keep us up, mobile and active for the majority of our waking lives. Thus, it’s no surprise that the wellbeing and function of our feet is as important to our health (and movement) as just about anything else. That’s where podiatrists come in.

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Topics: Foot Care

Taking a Foam Impression

Posted by Billy Kanter on Apr 19, 2017 3:40:14 PM

This week we are going to review how to properly cast a patient using an impression foam box for custom diabetic insoles. Casting patients is incredibly important, because it allows us here at Anodyne to make the best possible inserts for your patients. Below is a step by step breakdown on how to properly take a foot impression.

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Topics: Foot Care, Diabetic Footwear

When Does a Patient Need a Toe Filler?

Posted by Will Knight on Apr 12, 2017 4:37:55 PM

Typically, the type of patient that requires a toe filler is high risk. You must take extreme care in providing and monitoring the device to ensure that it’s properly accommodating their amputation, and not causing any further foot complications. Once dispensed, it is essential that you phone the patient two to three times the first week to check on the condition of their foot/feet. It is also recommended to have a face-to-face follow-up appointment 10 to 14 days from the date the diabetic shoes and toe filler are dispensed.

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Topics: Foot Care, Diabetic Footwear

How to Properly Heat Mold A5512 Inserts

Posted by Billy Kanter on Apr 5, 2017 10:20:00 AM

This week we are going to focus on properly fitting A5512 heat moldable inserts. This process is not super difficult, but is extremely important in ensuring the best possible fit for your patient. Below is a step by step breakdown in how to do so.

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Topics: Foot Care, Diabetic Footwear

How to Fix Your Foot Problem(s)

Posted by Billy Kanter on Mar 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Knowing what the problem is, is only the beginning. Finding the solution is the key. Below is a list of some of the most common foot problems, and our suggestions for the appropriate treatment -

Athlete’s Foot:

Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus that likes warm, dark, and moist environments (like the areas between the toes or on the bottoms of the feet). Athlete’s foot can inflame the skin and cause a white, scaly rash with a red base. The athlete’s foot fungus also causes itching, burning, peeling, and sometimes a slight odor. Over-the-counter antifungal creams or sprays can be used to treat athlete’s foot. However, if these remedies do not work, you may need to see a podiatrist and ask about prescription-strength medication.

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Topics: Foot Care

Food for Feet

Posted by Billy Kanter on Mar 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Food for thought. No. Food for feet! This week I’m going to spotlight how a few different foods can actually affect the health of your feet in a positive way. Check out some of these basic foods below that will actually improve the quality of your feet moving forward.

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Topics: Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Foot Care

How to Properly Fit Winter Boots

Posted by Billy Kanter on Feb 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post may not be for everyone (*I’m looking at all of you living in the southern parts of the country*), but it certainly is important to those of us who have to deal with Winter. When it begins to snow, there’s nothing more vital to our mobility than a nice pair of boots. Sure boots can be a bit clunky, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t fit right. Below is a step by step way to make sure your current boots fit properly -

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Topics: Foot Care