Zakka Lab

Month: January 2019

Guide to the Right Sock Size for your Feet

The footwear industry offers many sizes of everyday socks for kids, women, and men. With the wide variety the market offers, picking the correct size can sometimes be pretty confusing. Much like clothing and shoes, sock sizes vary from brand to brand.  If you buy one that is too large, you are likely to experience some discomfort throughout the day. They could also create pressure points in your feet leading to blisters. Socks …

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Foot Problems Caused by Diabetes and their Treatment

Diabetic foot problems and the complications that come with them require an aggressive multidisciplinary approach for possible limb salvage. Despite the current refinement of medical care, foot problems remain the highest cause of hospitalization among diabetes patients. Foot problems are usually the preceding factors of potential pathologic consequences such as ulceration, destruction of deep tissues, and infections.   How Does Diabetes Cause Foot Problems?  …

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Foot Care Guidelines for People with Diabetes

The slightest footsore, blister, or bug bite in people with diabetes can quickly result in long stretches of hospitalization with a dangling end result of an amputated limb. Diabetic foot problems are characterized by neuropathy, infection, and ischemia.    Foot ulcer is common, estimated to affect about 15 percent of all patients with diabetes, with about 20 percent of the cases proceeding …

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