foot care Archives | Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

Welcome to the updated version of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies’ Blog! With a new name and site design, “Habilitation Technologies News by Tamarack” will continue to provide product news and valuable educational content for consumers and healthcare providers about foot care, biomechanics and rehabilitation. Who We Are Located near Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), Tamarack Habilitation Technologies manufactures […]

Early in 2010 we featured a blog post, titled: Haglund’s Deformity, Bauer Bump, or Pump Bump – Non-Surgical Treatment. Today we’ll delve deeper into the subject of friction-induced skin trauma and offer a simple solution to end heel irritation for good. Hot spots, blisters, calluses and other forms of skin irritation are all-too-often misdiagnosed by […]

If you’ve been scouring the internet for some last-minute stocking stuffer ideas for friends & family, we hope you’ll consider giving the gift of blister freedom… ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches make a unique, low-cost gift idea for the active runner, hiker, basketball or football player in your family. Package options range from $8 to $48, […]

Whether you rely on your feet for fitness or sport, for your job or wandering around the world, check out the Happy Feet! Foot Care Advice for Walkers and Travelers Booklet. Happy Feet! features 36 pages of foot care tips, techniques and product recommendations – straight from seasoned ultrarunner, marathoner, backpacker and race-day medical staff […]

In partnership with www.DrTodds.com, we’re delighted to offer a great holiday stocking stuffer gift idea for family, friends & co-workers. DrTodds.com is now featuring the Healthy Feet Essentials Kit, including a pair of ultra-comfortable Dr. Comfort socks, Pedifix foot file and ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches (2 cushion heel pads and 2 large oval patches) for […]

The other day I ran across John Vonhof’s latest Fixing Your Feet Blog post, titled: Don’t Do This to Your Feet! Once you see the terrible heel blister picture, you’ll understand what was going through my mind while reading Vonhof’s post. How could anyone stay on their feet despite the warning signs of such a […]

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies is seeking guest bloggers to write orthotic, prosthetic & pedorthic-related blog posts in 2010. First introduced in May 2009, the Inside Tamarack blog is a resource for news, commentary & insights about foot care & biomechanics information for the orthotic & prosthetic (O&P) industry. We also write topics relevant to consumers seeking […]

An article I recently read in Lower Extremity Review, entitled Diabetes: Improving foot care compliance1 discusses the challenge practitioners’ face in keeping foot care top-of-mind with their patients. The Total Contact Cast (TCC) is the “gold standard” for healing diabetic foot ulcers.  However, very few practitioners prescribe them.  Moreover, patients are resistant to using the […]

A recent article in the November 2009 issue of The O&P Edge, entitled “Getting a Grip on Peripheral Neuropathy” offers detailed information on the cause, and management of the various forms of peripheral neuropathy (PN). While PN is surely not limited to diabetes, the progression the disease brings a tidal wave of concerns, many of […]

Athletes seem to have a love / hate relationship with moleskin.  Some swear by it, while others recognize its faults, choosing to patch blisters with thinner materials that adhere and conform better to the skin.  Regardless of which side you take, I’d argue that people should stick to what works for them.   I regularly read […]