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We just learned of another great review of Tamarack’s foot blister prevention & relief product, ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches, and wanted to share it with our Blog readers. Here’s an excerpt from the product review: “It’s a simple idea but really does seem to work. I was able to wear my favourite sandals again and […]

According to today’s edition of the Gear Junkie newsletter, another minimalist running shoe is about to emerge. The Inov-8 Evoskin is the company’s latest footwear innovation – an incredibly lightweight, form-fitting silicone shoe. With the recent explosion in publicity of minimalist and barefoot running all over the internet, newspapers and sports magazines, there’s no question […]

Conventional wisdom says to medical professionals: control inflammation to promote muscle healing. A new study from the Cleveland Clinic questions this convention. Lan Zhou, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic found that inflammatory cells (macrophages) in acute muscle injury produce a high level of an insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) which increases the rate […]

The September 2010 issue of Lower Extremity Review features an interesting article titled: Diabetes experts focus on foot ulcer recurrence. If you’re diabetic or treat patients with diabetes, it’s certainly worth your time to check it out. According to the article, “up to 60% of diabetic foot ulcers recur even with careful attention.” It’s alarming […]

The October 2010 issue of The O&P Edge features a story about Tamarack Habilitation Technologies’ founder, Marty Carlson, CPO, FAAOP, and his 35+ year career in the O&P field. If you’ve ever wondered how the Tamarack® Flexure Joint and other products & technologies by Tamarack Habilitation Technologies came to be, The O&P Edge has the […]

John Vonhof’s latest Fixing Your Feet Blog post highlights a few excruciating foot problems that medical aid, Tonya Olson, ran into while caring for runners at the 2010 Pine to Palm 100 Mile Endurance Run. As if running 100 miles isn’t enough of a physical and emotional challenge, participants faced 30 hours of continuous rain, […]

While the vast majority of children, adults and athletes alike are naturally inclined to select their shoes based on what’s new & popular in magazines and television commercials, the truth behind walking, running and cross-training shoes is that there’s more to shoes than just color, size and name brand. From the outsole to the insole, […]

The August 2010 issue of the O&P Almanac features an article about a new video titled Using a Below Knee Prosthesis to help below-knee amputees better understand how to properly use their new prosthesis. Tom Norton, CPO, FAAOP developed the video from his 17 years of experience as a prosthetist. Although there’s no substitute for […]

The October 2010 issue of TrailRunner Magazine features an article titled Pill Popping, Ibuprofen and Endurance Running is a Dangerous Combination. It highlights the danger of using painkillers like ibuprofen and other non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) during endurance activities such as running long distances. The article details the story of Erik Skaggs, who was diagnosed […]

The other day, Doug Richie Jr., DPM, FACFAS, wrote a post on the Podiatry Today website, titled: What the Evidence Reveals about Prophylactic Ankle Bracing. Richie discusses the rising amount of attention that preventative care is playing in athletic programs around the country. Some have even begun requiring that ankle braces be worn by athletes. […]