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A Guide to Diabetic Footwear

The feet are the foundation of the body and when they are out of balance they cannot provide the support the body needs. This affects the lower parts of the body resulting in ankle, knee, leg, and lower back pain. The feet are particularly at risk in those suffering from diabetes and should be well cared for by wearing proper diabetic footwear.

At Excel, we have a full line of diabetic footwear and custom inserts to keep diabetic patients walking in comfort. Our highly skilled practitioners understand how different types of diabetic shoes, orthopedic shoes, and surgical shoes in combination with biomechanical orthotics helps to solve foot problems in diabetics. We use cutting-edge technology combined with experience to create a better quality of life for our patients.

Technology is constantly changing and improving the products available to us we consistently seek to expand our knowledge in order to provide our customers with the best options available. Our innovative technologies are led and utilized by an expert team of certified technicians and practitioners. An example of this leading-edge technology is digital scanning that captures the most accurate model of a patient in order to provide the best solution for foot and general health problems.

Diabetic Shoes

Off the shelf diabetic footwear and custom-molded diabetic shoes feature modifications that include wedges, lifts, and rocker soles.

Diabetic Insoles

Diabetic insoles serve the purpose of evenly distributing weight over the whole plantar surface of the foot, alleviating pressure on areas that may be painful or sensitive. These insoles improve the overall alignment of the feet, lower limb, and ankle complex and can also accommodate and correct for deformities. Categories in these foot orthoses include corrective, accommodative, soft, semi-rigid, and rigid.

CROW – The Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker

An orthosis is a brace custom-fabricated to maintain the foot in a plantigrade position for better ambulation. It protects the skin and joints by uniformly distributing or transferring weight across the entire foot area until the pathology has reached a stage of coalescence (blending or fusion of parts).

Excel TORCH Walker

The TORCH Walker combines the functionality and accommodation of custom-molded footwear with the positioning and support of a traditional AFO. Standard features include a rocker base with SACH heel and a triple-density custom insole. It offers a wide range of options and modifications that are diagnosis-specific to address any complex conditions of the lower extremities. The Velcro lace closure creates a perfect fit and it is fully adjustable to accommodate fluctuating edema. This 100% customized device is a superior alternative to the Excel CROW Walker and can accommodate any issue with the lower extremities. Better outcomes are achieved by increased patient compliance.

Are You in Search of a Common Treatment that can Cure both Sleep Apnea and Snoring?

It is true that almost 90 percent of persons who suffer from sleep apnea doesn t have even the faintest idea about their disease condition and almost in all cases only the other bed partner will be recognizing the facts and inform the other person about their breathing disorder.

This short video explains the easy stop snoring exercises in details. You can start using them within 10 minutes from now (yes! right where you are sitting) and treat your
snoring as soon as tonight – Watch The Video Now!

Sleep apnea is a very serious issue which may lead to stroke or heart attack and hence it is important that the snoring person should get the reason for snoring diagnosed immediately and takes appropriate treatment.

All snoring need not necessarily indicate sleep apnea and a normal snorer may make loud noises where as the person with sleep apnea will tend to snore and he/she may also experience stoppage in their breathing momentarily and these persons will wake up with bated breathing and fall back to sleep again without being conscious about it.

Understanding Sleep Apnea with its Snoring Symptoms

The snoring pattern in a person who suffers from sleep apnea will be different and marked than that of any other normal snoring. Persons who suffer from sleep apnea will experience regular stoppage of breathing during their sleep, and they will wake up with gasping or with a bated breath. Due to stoppage of breathing for a momentary period, the person will tend to breathe stronger to fill the lungs with air and this will result in a louder snoring.

Though the persons with sleep apnea may sleep the whole night, they will feel drowsy in the morning and normally wake up with headache. They may also get sore throat and dry mouth feeling besides memory loss and learning difficulties.

Sleep apnea is categorized into three types and they are obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and mixed sleep apnea. Though you need note relate all snoring to sleep apnea when it comes to treating, the methods may be same or similar for treating both snoring and sleep apnea.
From time immemorial snoring as a problem is known to mankind and snoring may indicate other underlying medical conditions such as sleep apnea.

During sleep, the breathed in air will vibrate the soft palate tissues and this vibration is heard as snoring outside. There are many methods of treatment for curing snoring and the techniques include change in behaviour or lifestyle changes, weight reduction, using few specific dental devices, medication, use of nasal strips and even surgical intervention. With the advent of many scientific and advanced nano technology, treating snoring and sleep apnea has become easy today.

Out of the various reasons, alcohol consumption or use of sedatives is also said to be instrumental in triggering snoring and hence it is advised that you can avoid consuming alcohol and preferably before going to bed. Further, efforts to reduce your body weight, use of nasal CPAP can also help you to avoid snoring during your sleep.

With regard to surgical intervention few techniques such as diathermy palatal reduction, or surgical straightening of the septum, or removal of tonsils and/or enlarged adenoids is also very effective in treating both sleep apnea and snoring in a person. A recent addition to the treatment method is the snoreplasty in which sclerosing agents will be administered into the palate area of the snoring person and this will help the person to stop snoring.

When it comes to finding an effective treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, then there may not be any one single treatment but you can try more than one treatment in a combination and you are sure to get relieved from your snoring habit and sleep apnea problem.

This short video explains the easy stop snoring exercises in details. You can start using them within 10 minutes from now (yes! right where you are sitting) and treat your
snoring as soon as tonight – Watch The Video Now!

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