DIABETES: More results support use of foot orthoses to significantly decrease plantar pressures

[Lower Extremities Review Article] Swedes also find low ulceration rate By Jordana Bieze Foster Research from Sweden and Egypt provides more evidence that foot orthoses can significantly decrease plantar pressures in patients with diabetes, theoretically reducing the risk of foot ulcers and lower extremity amputation. Investigators from the University of Gothenberg in Sweden found that both custom […]

Study finds Dr. Comfort mobility shoe helps reduce knee adduction moment

 [Lower Extremities Review Article] Flat, flexible footwear sold by Mequon, WI-based Dr. Comfort is associated with significant reductions in knee adduction moment (KAM) in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a small proof-of-principle study e-published on April 23 by Arthritis & Rheumatism. In addition, after six months of wearing the experimental shoe, participants were able […]