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Doug Richie, Jr., DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM, wrote an excellent article in the June, 2010 issue of Podiatry Today entitled: How to Manage Friction Blisters. The article provides an overview of friction blister pathomechanics, misconceptions about friction blisters, shoe fit, insoles, and socks, and blister treatment tips. The article also explains how shear forces contribute to […]

The Louisiana O&P Association met in Lafayette, Louisiana, May 19 to 22, 2010. It was hot – Temperatures were in the mid-90s with high humidity, but it was still a lively meeting. (We northerners only melted a little around the edges.) Tamarack exhibited with Becker Orthopedic. The organizers of the meeting did a great job. […]

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have explored the effect of various diseases on plantar shear stresses while walking. In a 2009 article in Gait & Posture, Dr. Metin Yavuz and colleagues examined hallux valgus, a degenerative joint disease in which the big toe deviates laterally and the first metatarsal bone deviates medially. Generally, the researchers […]

Please attend the Louisiana Orthotic & Prosthetic Meeting May 20 to 22, 2010 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Several bits of news to draw you to Lafayette: Dennis Janisse, C.Ped will conduct a workshop on Friday May 21 1:00 to 4:30. The workshop is entitled: “Diabetic Foot Problems and Novel Ways to Treat Them with ShearBan®.” Learn […]

A great physician guide on health issues for the master athlete appears in MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS & EXERCISE. It is: Selected Issues for the Master Athlete and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement. The guide is free – click on this link and see options. Many of our ENGO® customers are master athletes. […]

Michael Smith of Carbon Express in Land-O-Lakes, Florida, has been fabricating very minimalistic ankle foot orthoses using carbon fiber. Michael’s core business is central fabrication of low extremity orthotics using carbon fiber. The pictured ankle foot orthosis (AFO) includes Tamarack™ Dorsi Assist Flexure Joints. Orthotists commonly use Tamarack Dorsi-Assist joints in AFOs intended for people […]

A wearer of an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) may experience skin redness, blisters, or rubbing. These three forums for people with spina bifida (myelomeningocele), multiple sclerosis (MS), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) give many examples of various skin integrity problems associated with wearing an AFO. In addition to modifications of the orthosis, a clinician may […]

India was named the world’s “diabetic capital” at the International Diabetes Federation Conference in Copenhagen in November 2006. I learned this from a very informative piece by Ajit Kumar Varma MD and Stephanie C Wu DPM MsC, called Diabetic Foot Care: The State of Play in India. Here are some of the observations and facts […]

We posted earlier about Haglund’s deformity. Since then, we have been getting steady traffic from people looking for ways to treat “pump bumps” or “bauer bumps” without surgery. We have two products that reduce pain and inflammation associated with rubbing from footwear: ENGO® (our consumer product) or ShearBan® (our professional product). ShearBan and ENGO are […]

Has anyone used ENGO® (our consumer product) or ShearBan® (our professional product) to help treat Haglund’s deformity, also known as the “pump bump” or “bauer bump”? We are interested in hearing from you if you have! Haglund’s Deformity occurs at the back of the heel. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons has a […]