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  • October 2002 | Volume 15 - Issue 10
    By Bhavesh J. Shah, DPM
    6,463 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/02
    Every year, 800,000 additional cases of diabetes are diagnosed and it is projected that nearly 9 percent of all Americans will have diabetes by the year 2025.1 More shockingly, the incidence of diabetes has gradually increased among young people over the last decade, mainly related to an increase in obesity and sedentary lifestyles. In addition, diabetes may commonly reappear in women who previously had gestational diabetes.2 Diabetes has truly proven itself to be a progressive Pandora’s box, which can cause severe complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, b... continue reading
    In a study of 50 children, Jay and Schoenhaus, et. al., found that using the Dynamic Stabilizing Innersole System (DSIS) resulted in a statistically significant correction of hyperpronation.
    By Russell G. Volpe, DPM
    20,562 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/02
    Most orthoses made for children are motion-controlling or motion-altering, often referred to as functional foot orthoses. The presenting pathology in the child’s lower extremity often requires a device to reduce excessive motion in a foot with, for example, high ligamentous laxity and genu valgum or you may need the device to direct motion in a limb with a rotational disorder such as a femoral antetorsion and compensatory hyperpronation. Accommodative devices are less frequently required in this age group. It is much more common in adults than in children to require accommodation of reduced... continue reading