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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. […]

Having trouble keeping your favorite sneakers or dress shoes smelling fresh? Ever heard of the SteriShoe® ultraviolet shoe sanitizer? First introduced in December 2008, Shoe Care Innovations founders Allan and Adam Ullman have developed an incredibly unique solution to neutralize odor-causing bacteria. The SteriShoe sanitizer recently received the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal of Acceptance. […]

An article in the June 2010 issue of Runner’s World magazine, entitled “Surface Tension”, discusses strategies for preventing & treating blisters, chafing, black toenails and other “war wounds of running”. It’s a worthy read, with good advice by opinion leaders in the podiatry arena, including Dr’s. Stephen Pribut, D.P.M., Paul Langer, D.P.M. and Bruce Williams, […]

Today’s blog post highlights one of the most common locations for friction-induced skin trauma – the brims of orthotic devices such as an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) or prosthetic socket. These locations are notorious for causing painful rubbing against the skin due to significant shear & pressure forces. Using a low-friction, adhesive-backed material such as […]

A few simple preventative measures can go a long way to keeping your feet healthy. Daily foot care is particularly important for diabetics; especially for those with peripheral neuropathy, although everyone should wash, inspect and care for their feet daily. Here are a few highlights from a recent WebMD article about Diabetic Foot Care: Wash […]

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 […]

There has been a lot of debate over the recent spike in barefoot running across the world. It’s undoubtedly an interesting subject. Just take a look at the running, podiatry and pedorthic footwear blogs, Facebook and Twitter posts. They’re littered with respectful discussion, heated arguments and somewhat scientific claims. Regardless of which belief system you […]

Here’s a new review of our ENGO Blister Patch product that I’d like to share with you. Sophie Easterbrook writes a blog called The Longest Dog Walk in Britain (JOGLE). The blog details her June 2009 backpacking trip that led Sophie and her dog over 1200 miles in about 3 moths. Very impressive! ENGO Patches […]

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 […]

Recently we introduced the new ShearBan® Product Guide – a step-by-step installation technique and resource booklet developed to improve the users’ experience with ShearBan®. The Guide is available in print format upon request and will soon be downloadable online at The most frequent un-asked question regarding ShearBan technology would have to be “When should […]