- Volume 21 - Issue 8 - August 2008
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A Helpful Night Splint
Patients with various types of heel pain may get relief from a new night splint.
The Exoform® Dorsal Night Splint can be helpful in treating plantar fasciitis and related types of heel pain, according to the product’s manufacturer Ossur.
The company says the product can address issues that commonly arise with other braces. These issues include a lack of adjustability, pressure points, product migration and rotation.
Furthermore, Ossur notes the Exoform has a support shell that maintains the therapeutic angle of the foot and lower leg at 85 to 90 degrees. The splint’s Flex Edge™ not only eliminates pressure points and discomfort, but also protects sleep partners, notes the company.
Ossur adds that a non-slip plantar surface prevents patients from slipping during walking.
Product: Exoform® Dorsal Night Splint
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Making Over Moleskin
A tried and true pain treatment has undergone a makeover thanks to a new gel.
Gel Moleskin is an update on the podiatric treatment of traditional moleskin, according to the manufacturer PediFix. The company says the silicone gel is self-adhesive and offers relief from pain, friction and pressure.
PediFix says Gel Moleskin can treat conditions such as corns, calluses, bunions, blisters and sore heels. The company says one can easily trim the product to fit problem areas, and that patients can wash and reapply the gel, which will retain its adhesive properties.
Product: Gel Moleskin
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A new diabetic insole may offer a number of benefits for patients with diabetes.
The Sher™ Brand 5512 E-Z Form Bi-Laminate Diabetic Insole has a durable inlay with less than 5 percent compression on the foundation layer, according to the manufacturer Sroufe Healthcare Products. In addition, the company notes the E-Z Form material does not compress or collapse so it holds the foot in place for a longer duration and with more cushioning.
Sroufe adds that the heat-moldable insole is Statistical Analysis Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carrier (SADMERC) Coded for reimbursement.
The insole is available in women’s shoe sizes 5 to 11, men’s sizes 6 to 15 and in European sizes 36 to 48, according to Sroufe.
Company: Sroufe Healthcare Products
Product: Sher™ Brand 5512 E-Z Form Bi-Laminate Diabetic Insole
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Workout In A Wheelchair
Do you have a couple of patients who are frustrated because they are currently in wheelchairs and do not feel they can exercise?
Skil-Care’s Wheelchair Workout® helps patients in wheelchairs have a complete workout with the aid of a physical therapist, nurse or caregiver, according to the manufacturer AliMed. The company says the exercise kit comes with a wheelchair adapter, an exercise bar, hand grips, a foot sling and a carrying bag.
With the Wheelchair Workout, AliMed notes that patients can secure themselves to wheelchairs up to 26 inches wide. By using a 64-inch tube or band (which is not included), patients can perform up to 20 exercises, according to AliMed. The company notes that caregivers do not need to lift or move the patient.