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Importance of Foot Exams
By Debra Schwartz On February 26, 2020

Importance of Foot Exams

Providers, are you educating your patient with reminders?  Patients, are you getting reminders?


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Diabetic Shoes, Practitioner,

What's inside the Anodyne shoe box?

What's inside the Anodyne shoe box?

Just as “One shoe can change your life” (Cinderella), one shoe box can help save your...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Diabetic Shoes, Practitioner,

Anodyne's Scanner

 

Exactly what is our “scanner?” 

Anodyne has raised the bar in terms of custom inserts/orthotics. Historically, custom...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Diabetic Shoes, Anodyne Blog,

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Today

 

The fit of a shoe can effect an individuals health and well being on multiple levels. If a shoe doesn't fit properly, an...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Diabetic Shoes, Anodyne Blog,

When is it Time to See Your Podiatrist?

When we think about our health and ways to sustain it, things like our heart, liver, kidneys, etc. immediately come to mind....


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

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

When Does a Patient Need a Toe Filler?

Typically, the type of patient that requires a toe filler is high risk. You must take extreme care in providing and monitoring...


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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,

9 Essentials of Diabetic Foot Care

Most people without diabetes don’t realize that the nerve and blood vessel damage caused by the disease can become a major...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Foot Care, Patient,

3 Ways to Prevent Diabetes Related Amputations

In 2010, about 73,000 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations were performed on adults aged 20 years or older with diagnosed...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Foot Care, Patient,

5 Exercises for Strong and Healthy Feet

Even the most health-conscious people can tend to neglect their feet.  It’s easy to do until you start to feel discomfort,...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

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

How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Blood Sugar

As the seasons change, most of us are exposed to extreme temperatures of one variety or another. Whether you're sweating or...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Foot Care, Patient,

Foot Stretches to Counteract High Heels

Do you wear high heels? If so, the stretches below are mandatory on a daily basis. Your feet and body will thank you later.

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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, 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

5 Stretches for Your Feet

As we all know, a great deal of demand is placed on our feet. Our feet flex and change shape with every step, which means...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

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

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

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

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

Don’t Let Diabetes Knock You Off Your Feet

According to the latest numbers from the CDC, over 29 million Americans are living with Diabetes, and over a quarter of them...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle