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2020 Medicare Reimbursement Rates

Medicare reimbursement rates tend to change year after year and we wanted to give you a clear snapshot of what the differences...


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New Inserts!
By Billy Kanter On July 6, 2020

New Inserts!

With our full service laboratory, we have the capability of providing a 100% custom, accommodative product. Feet come in all...


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Tags: Practitioner, Custom Inserts, Patient

CGS MEDICARE APP - Updated!

 

CGS Medicare App is updated! Download it now for LCD’s, Fee Schedules, CMS news and MORE, right at your fingertips!


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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Practitioner

Paperwork Pearls - Tips for Working with Patients and Their PCPs

 

Are your referring physicians slow to respond to paperwork requests for diabetic shoes…or not responding at all? It can be a...


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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Medicare Paperwork, Practitioner

9 Natural At-Home Remedies for Swollen Feet and Ankles

Sore feet, swelling, inflammation and related foot complications can be a product of various sources. If you experience any of...


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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Patient, lifestyle

Shoes for Hammertoes and Bunions

Feet come in all different shapes and sizes. When you mix in all the different foot ailments, bunions, hammertoes, edema,...


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Tags: Practitioner, Patient

Taking a Foam Impression
By Billy Kanter On April 19, 2017

Taking a Foam Impression

This week we are going to review how to properly cast a patient using an impression foam box for custom diabetic insoles....


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Practitioner

How to Properly Heat Mold A5512 Inserts

This week we are going to focus on properly fitting A5512 heat moldable inserts. This process is not super difficult, but is...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Practitioner

How to Fix Your Foot Problem(s)

Knowing what the problem is, is only the beginning. Finding the solution is the key. Below is a list of some of the most...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

Food for Feet
By Billy Kanter On March 2, 2017

Food for Feet

Food for thought. No. Food for feet! This week I’m going to spotlight how a few different foods can actually affect the health...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Practitioner, Patient,

How to Properly Fit Winter Boots

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...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

The Essential 2017 Footcare Tips

As we continue into 2017, let’s put our best foot (or feet) forward in with some basic footcare tips. While footcare may not...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Foot Care, Patient,

How to Deal with Shin Splints

"Shin splints” is a general term for a condition caused by inflammation to the anterior or posterior muscles and tendons in...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, lifestyle

Fall Footcare Tips
By Billy Kanter On September 15, 2016

Fall Footcare Tips

By forgoing socks, donning flip-flops, or simply going barefoot, Summer was the time to free our feet from their year-long...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Diabetes Blog, Patient,

3 Exercises for Reducing Heel Pain

Heel pain is fairly common, and can be a result of many different issues or conditions. Nonetheless, regardless of what is...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

4 Tips for Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue that runs along...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

4 Tips for Healthy Toe Nails

Your nails are a reflection of your overall health, which is why proper nail care is so important. Below are a few simple and...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

Fitting Shoes for Children

Having properly fitting footwear is important for everyone, and especially important for a developing child. Boy's feet...


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Tags: Practitioner

4 Summer Running Tips
By Billy Kanter On June 21, 2016

4 Summer Running Tips

Even after an awful start to spring here in the Midwest, it appears summer is upon us. With summer comes a lot more outdoor...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

Steps to Prevent Swollen Feet while Flying

Summer tends to be one of the busier times for the year in terms of people traveling. One thing you may have noticed while...


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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

Today we are going to talk about something I frequently suffer from…heel cracks. Heel cracks are something that are relatively...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

4 Tips for Checking your Feet

I’ve talked before about how to care for your feet, and the importance of going to a Podiatrist on a regular basis (especially...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

The Anodyne Scanner: The Future of Custom Orthotics

Historically, custom orthotics/inserts were made by taking a slipper cast or foam impression of a patient’s foot. Plaster...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Foot Care, Anodyne Scanner,

Shoe Fitting for Dummies

There are a ton of opinions and misconceptions when it comes to fitting shoes. Well, here is your undisputed guide on how it...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Practitioner, Patient,

5 Summer Tips for Diabetic Feet

It’s crazy to think that it’s almost May already. Spring, or what we’re calling “spring”, is basically over. As it gets warmer...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

5 Step Foot Massage
By Billy Kanter On April 12, 2016

5 Step Foot Massage

Knowing how to receive a foot massage doesn’t take much. However, knowing how to give a good foot massage takes a little bit...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

Traditional Chinese Remedies for Foot Pain and Strain

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, fasciitis is understood to result from kidney and liver deficiencies. The kidney controls the...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

Diabetic Neuropathy – A Beginners Guide

While many of my blog posts address tips, tricks and advice in regards to some foot condition, at times, I feel it is very...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

Eat for your Feet
By Billy Kanter On March 25, 2016

Eat for your Feet

Eating for your feet sounds like an odd concept. It even sounds weird to say. Nonetheless, it is important to know how your...


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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

3 Exercises for Improving your Balance

Each year, more than one-third of people age 65 or older fall. Falls and fall-related injuries, such as hip fractures, can...


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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

5 Exercises for Hammer Toes
By Billy Kanter On February 23, 2016

5 Exercises for Hammer Toes

For those of you who are unfamiliar, a hammertoe is a contracture (bending) of one or both joints of the second, third,...


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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

3 Tips to Prevent Foot Odor
By Billy Kanter On February 19, 2016

3 Tips to Prevent Foot Odor

I may be generalizing, but I think it’s safe to say, all of us deal with foot odor…to some extent. Some of us more than...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

Manage Your Blood Sugar With More Sleep

There are tons of tips and guidance in terms of how to best manage your blood sugar levels, because whether you’re diabetic or...


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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

Why Feet Smell
By Billy Kanter On February 4, 2016

Why Feet Smell

Foot odor. Gross. Even saying the words in your head brings to mind a lot of pictures, ideas and memories. Not good ones...


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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

How to Exercise When You Have Diabetic Neuropathy

A common New Year’s Resolution is to improve exercise habits. For someone with diabetic neuropathy, this may not be so easy....


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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Their Feet

Let’s face it. most of us are hard on our feet. On average, we take close to 10,000 steps a day. Nonetheless, even though we...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

Three Easy Ways to Help with Plantar Fasciitis

Being active is an important part of our everyday lives. Whether it be walking, running, swimming, biking, etc., it’s...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

Footwear Tips for Winter
By Billy Kanter On December 30, 2015

Footwear Tips for Winter

Hello Everyone,

My name is Billy Kanter, and I am excited to share with you all sorts of tips and facts about caring for your...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle