Managing Diabetic Foot Ulcers with Pedorthic Treatment

Managing Diabetic Foot Ulcers with Pedorthic Treatment

The custom-fabricated shoes and orthotics used in pedorthics help to alleviate foot pain and stress in diabetic patients while preventing the formation of ulcers. Of the 9.3% of adults in the United States that have diabetes, it’s estimated that 2.5% also experience ulcerations of their lower extremities, particularly on their feet. It is not uncommon for ulcerations on your feet to become infected, as our feet are routinely exposed to a wide range of bacteria in our everyday environment. Infection often leads to further health complications, and puts the patient at increased risk of developing serious comorbidities, partial foot amputations,...

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Welcome Allison to the Horton Family!

Welcome Allison to the Horton Family!

Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics is proud and pleased to introduce the newest member of our team, Allison Hoffmann. Please join us in giving Allison a very warm welcome! When we first met Allison, she was actually a patient! She has come a long way since then, and we are so glad she discovered her passion for the field of orthotics and prosthetics. Her career choices have always been inspired by her deep concern for others, and we’re happy to shine a much-deserved spotlight on her life and career thus far.

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Your Options for a Post Mastectomy Breast Prosthesis

Your Options for a Post Mastectomy Breast Prosthesis

Many breast cancers survivors are unaware of their options after a mastectomy. For women who are not considering reconstruction, a breast prosthesis offers more options to fit any lifestyle without additional surgery. According to the American Cancer Society, 232,570 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2014. After receiving a cancer diagnosis and making the decision to move forward with a mastectomy, what you’re going to do after surgery is often the last thing on your mind. However, knowing the available options and being able to make an informed choice assists many women in making...

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Summer Vacations: How to Travel with a Prosthetic or Orthotic Device

Summer Vacations: How to Travel with a Prosthetic or Orthotic Device

Relax and enjoy your vacation by planning and preparing for travel with your prosthetic or orthotic device ahead of time. Whether your summer travel destination is somewhere temperate and urban, or humid and exotic, you need know how to travel with your prosthetic or orthotic device. Changes in climate and routine can lead to unexpected complications and affect the success of your vacation. Swelling from exercise or sun exposure, sweat from heat and humidity, and other travel-related factors may cause discomfort if you aren’t prepared. These tips will help you get ready for your trip, and show you to deal...

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