New Products August 2009

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Another Option For Foot Pain Relief

   Chances are you have a fair number of active patients dealing with pain from plantar fasciitis or excessive activity.

   The Thera-Band Foot Roller may be a viable option to help treat foot pain. The roller is comprised of natural rubber with a ridged design and hollow core, according to Hygenic Corporation, the device’s manufacturer. Instead of using a frozen water bottle, the company says one can freeze or chill the foot roller to help reduce inflammation.

   The manufacturer says the foot roller is easy to use and may even increase flexibility in the foot.

Company: The Hygenic Corporation
Product: Thera-Band Foot Roller
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Night Splint Offers Key Benefits

   Can an adjustable night splint have an impact?

   The new SoleTech® Night Splint offers a prolonged stretch for the feet that occurs while patients rest or sleep. The gentle stretching may help reduce muscle contracture, inflammation and pain, according to the manufacturer SoleTech.

   The company says the splint offers a lightweight, sturdy plastic shell and a breathable, padded, moisture-wicking liner. SoleTech notes the splint also offers bilateral dorsiflexion assist straps that enable DPMs to gradually increase or decrease the foot angle in order to achieved the desired dorsiflexion.

   The manufacturer says the splint is available in three sizes and physicians may use it to help treat plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and other injuries.

Company: SoleTech®
Product: SoleTech® Night Splint
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Facilitating A Visual Check Of The Feet

   A new scale offers more to patients with diabetes besides checking their weight.

   The Insight Foot Care Scale makes it easy for patients with diabetes to check the bottoms of their feet everyday, according to the product’s manufacturer Insight.

   The company says the scale offers magnified mirrors and a light below the glass that people step on. The light comes on as soon as someone steps off the scale in order to remind the user to check his or her feet, according to Insight. The company maintains that people will not need to strain to see the bottoms of their feet with the magnified mirrors and large display.

   Insight adds that the scale has side handles and is easy to move.

Company: Insight
Product: Insight Foot Care Scale
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