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Diabetic Foot And Exercise Therapy: Step By Step The Role Of Rigid Posture And Biomechanics Treatment.

Diabetic Foot And Exercise Therapy: Step By Step The Role Of Rigid Posture And Biomechanics Treatment.

Diabetic foot and exercise therapy: step by step the role of rigid posture and biomechanics treatment. Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Largo Brambilla, 3 - 50134 Florence, Italy. [email protected] Lower extremity ulcers represent a serious and costly complication of diabetes mellitus. Many factors contribute to the development of diabetic foot. Peripheral neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease are the main causes of foot ulceration and contribute in turn to the growth of additional risk factors such as limited joint mobility, muscular alterations and foot deformities. Moreover, a deficit of balance, posture and biomechanics can be present, in particular in patients at high risk for ulceration. The result of this process may be the development of a vicious cycle which leads to abnormal distribution of the foot's plantar pressures in static and dynamic postural conditions. This review shows that some of these risk factors significantly improve after a few weeks of exercise therapy (ET) intervention. Accordingly it has been suggested that ET can be an important weapon in the prevention of foot ulcer. The aim of ET can relate to one or more alterations typically found in diabetic patients, although greater attention should be paid to the evaluation and possible correction of body balance, rigid posture and biomechanics. Some of the most important limitations of ET are difficult access to therapy, patient compliance and the transitoriness of the results if the training stops. Many proposals have been made to overcome such limitations. In particular, it is important that specialized centers offer the opportunity to participate in ET and during the treatment the team should work to change the patient's lifestyle by imp Continue reading >>

Foot Care And Exercise With Diabetes

Foot Care And Exercise With Diabetes

Exercise is at the top of the to-do list for managing diabetes. But while staying active is important, so is paying attention to your feet, as diabetes complications can make your feet more susceptible to injury. Diabetes requires extra foot care because the condition affects your blood flow and your nerves, explains foot health expert Robert Thompson, a certified pedorthist and executive director of the Institute for Preventive Foot Health in Birmingham, Ala. “Many people understand that diabetes can affect their hearts, but they don’t understand why their feet — the farthest point from the heart — are involved,” he says. For about 40 percent of people with diabetes, complications will include peripheral diabetic neuropathy, nerve damage that affects the feet. With neuropathy, you might not feel when you develop a sore, blister, or even burn. To complicate matters, diabetes complications also include reduced blood flow, which means your body can’t heal as easily as someone without diabetes. That sets up a dangerous situation in which a tiny cut or irritation can lead to infection and even amputation. How Exercise Can Affect Foot Care Exercise that involves being upright and putting pressure on your feet, called weight-bearing exercise, can increase the chance of injury to your feet. “Walking counts as a weight-bearing activity because you have the weight of the body on the soles of the feet,” explains Sheri Colberg-Ochs, PhD, a professor of exercise science in the human movement studies department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., and the co-author of a statement on exercise and diabetes for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Yet despite possible foot problems with diabetes, you don't wa Continue reading >>

Exercise Therapy For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Exercise Therapy For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

ESSA > Members Lounge > Professional Development > External Professional Development > Exercise Therapy for Diabetic Foot The aim of this workshop is to provide allied health professionals with relevant background and practical information regarding exercise therapy for diabetic foot ulcer patients. This 2 hrs online course will provide the background and current research to diabetic foot ulceration, impact on physical activity and quality of life. Additionally, the course will cover strategies for exercise therapy within this patient group. Dr Robert Crowther is a senior university lecturer and accredited exercise physiologist with over nine years experience in both tertiary teaching and clinical experience. Dr Crowther completed his PhD on the effects of exercise training on lower limb gait in patients with peripheral arterial disease. He is a senior lecturer in the School Health Science at the University of South Australia, with teaching interests in biomechanics, motor learning and control, strength training and conditioning and clinical exercise physiology with a interest in the neuromusculoskeletal aspects of gait and posture. He has published research in gait, diabetic foot ulcers and biomechanics. Continue reading >>

Effects Of A Exercise Program On Health Outcomes In People With Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Effects Of A Exercise Program On Health Outcomes In People With Diabetic Foot Ulcers

You have reached the maximum number of saved studies (100). Please remove one or more studies before adding more. Effects of a Exercise Program on Health Outcomes in People With Diabetic Foot Ulcers The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03002155 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Information provided by (Responsible Party): Study Description Study Design Arms and Interventions Outcome Measures Eligibility Criteria Contacts and Locations More Information People with diabetes are at risk for life altering complications, including diabetic foot ulcers. To heal a diabetic foot ulcer, people are often required to refrain from bearing weight on their affected limb for months. These long periods of non-weight bearing can result in severe physical deconditioning, putting these individuals at risk for further health decline. The goal of this pilot, randomized controlled trial is to evaluate the effects of a seated exercise program on clinically meaningful outcomes in people with diabetic foot ulcers. The long-term aim of this research is to improve overall health and quality of life in people with complications from diabetes. Diabetic Foot Ulcer Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Other: EnhanceFitness community exercise program People with diabetes are at risk for life-altering complications and comorbidities. One of the most serious complications is a diabetic foot ulcer, which significantly increases risk for li Continue reading >>

Exercise And Foot Ulcers: Happy Feet Through Exercise

Exercise And Foot Ulcers: Happy Feet Through Exercise

Mackarey & Mackarey Physical Therapy Consultants, LLC Guest Columnist: Janet Caputo, PT, DPT, OCS New research has found that exercise may help in the prevention of foot ulcers. Foot ulcers, while originally appearing as small and benign, often lead to one of the most serious problems in people with diabetes, amputation. Prevention is essential and understanding the risk factors and causes of foot ulcers is the first step. The most common risk factors for foot ulcers in diabetics are; foot deformities, loss of sensation, poor circulation, dry skin, and calluses. Once an ulcer forms, a diabetics weak immune system cannot fight the infection. Even worse, the antibiotics used to fight the infection cannot reach the infected area, because of poor circulation associated with diabetes. Over time, gangrene (death of tissue) may occur which may lead to amputation. Therefore, people with diabetes are encouraged to take care of their feet to prevent these ulcers. New research has found that weight bearing exercise, such as walking, can prevent foot ulcers. Also, regular visits to a podiatrist, proper shoe wear, controlling cholesterol and blood sugar and avoiding tobacco products help to prevent foot ulcers. The tried and proven methods of preventing foot ulcers are; controlling blood sugar, lowering cholesterol and quitting smoking. While these options are difficult, the addition of weight bearing exercise, like walking, can control cholesterol and blood sugar AND PREVENT foot ulcers! Dr. John OMalley, Ph.D., professor at the University of Scranton, uses walking to control his diabetes. His biggest fear is not being able to walk, because he feels that WALKING is his LIFELINE! Dr. OMalley has had diabetes for 14 years, but walks up to 8 miles every day. At one point, he did have Continue reading >>

Most Recent Papers With The Keyword (exercise)and (diabetic Foot) | Read By Qxmd

Most Recent Papers With The Keyword (exercise)and (diabetic Foot) | Read By Qxmd

Evaluation of the relationship between loneliness and medication adherence in patients with diabetes mellitus: A cross-sectional study. Objective The emotional status of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is important in the course of treatment. The present study aimed to determine the level of loneliness among patients with DM and to evaluate the relationship between the patients' level of loneliness and medication adherence. Method This cross-sectional study used a semi-structured questionnaire and the University of California, Los Angeles Loneliness Scale to collect data from 325 patients who were diagnosed with DM. Results We found that loneliness scores were significantly elevated in individuals with a low level of education, unmarried individuals, and students... The Effect of Foot Exercises on Wound Healing in Type 2 Diabetic Patients With a Foot Ulcer: A Randomized Control Study. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of foot exercises on wound healing in type 2 diabetic patients with a diabetic foot ulcer. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized controlled study. SUBJECT AND SETTINGS: Sixty-five patients from an outpatient clinic with grade 1 or 2 ulcers (Wagner classification) who met study criteria agreed to participate; 60 patients completed the study and were included in the final analysis. Subjects were followed up between February 2014 and June 2015... Prevalence of self-care practices and assessment of their sociodemographic risk factors among diabetes in the urban slums of Bengaluru. Hemavathi Dasappa, Shankar Prasad, M Sirisha, S V N Ratna Prasanna, Shruthi Naik Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of self-care practices in the urban slums of Bengaluru among diabetes and also to assess their sociod Continue reading >>

(pdf) Diabetic Foot Prevention: The Role Of Exercise Therapy In The Treatment Of Limited Joint Mobility, Muscle Weakness And Reduced Gait Speed

(pdf) Diabetic Foot Prevention: The Role Of Exercise Therapy In The Treatment Of Limited Joint Mobility, Muscle Weakness And Reduced Gait Speed

ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ANATOMY AND EMBRYOLOGY Research Article - Basic and Applied Anatomy Diabetic foot prevention: the role of exercise therapy in the treatment of limited joint mobility, muscle Piergiorgio Francia1,*, Roberto Anichini2, Alessandra De Bellis2, Giuseppe Seghieri3, Renzo Lazzeri1, Ferdinando Paternostro1, Massimo Gulisano1 1 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 2 Diabetes Unit, USL 3, Spedali Riuniti, Pistoia, Italy; 3Tuscany Regional Health Agency (ARS), Florence, Italy. Submitted July 17, 2014; accepted revised October 13, 2014 Objective: It is well known that limited joint mobility of the ankle and foot level, impaired mus- cular performance and reduced gait speed are risk factors for ulceration in diabetic foot. The aim of this study was to evaluate the eect of an experimental protocol of exercise therapy on joint mobility, muscular strength and gait speed in a group of long-term diabetic subjects. Methods: The protocol consisted of a 12-week supervised training program; both joint mobility and muscular strength at the ankle were measured before and after exercise therapy respec- tively by an inclinometer and isometric dynamometers in 26 diabetic subjects and compared to Results: Ankle joint mobility of plantar exion was reduced about 36% and dorsal exion by about 23% in diabetic subjects compared to controls (p<0.001), but signicantly increased after exercise therapy (p<0.001 for both). Ankle muscular strength in plantar exion was reduced by about 51% and in dorsal exion by 30% in diabetic patients compared to controls, but these also signicantly increased after exercise therapy (p<0.001). Consequently, patients walking speed increased after exercise therapy by 0.28 m/s (p<0.001). Conclusion: A 12- Continue reading >>

The Effect Of Foot Exercises On Wound Healing In Type 2 Diabetic Patients With A Foot Ulcer.

The Effect Of Foot Exercises On Wound Healing In Type 2 Diabetic Patients With A Foot Ulcer.

J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2017 Dec 19. doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000405. [Epub ahead of print] The Effect of Foot Exercises on Wound Healing in Type 2 Diabetic Patients With a Foot Ulcer. ahizer Eraydin, PhD, RN, Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Gaziosmanpaa University, Tokat, Turkey. Glin Avar, PhD, RN, Faculty of Nursing, Atatrk University, Erzurum, Turkey. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of foot exercises on wound healing in type 2 diabetic patients with a diabetic foot ulcer. Prospective, randomized controlled study. Sixty-five patients from an outpatient clinic with grade 1 or 2 ulcers (Wagner classification) who met study criteria agreed to participate; 60 patients completed the study and were included in the final analysis. Subjects were followed up between February 2014 and June 2015. Subjects were recruited by the researchers in the clinics where they received treatment. Subjects were randomly allocated to either the control or intervention group. Data were collected using investigator-developed forms: patient information form and the diabetic foot exercises log. Patients in the intervention group received standard wound care and performed daily foot exercises for 12 weeks; the control group received standard wound care but no exercises. The ulcers of the patients in both the intervention and control groups were examined and measured at the 4th, 8th, and 12th weeks. The groups were compared in terms of the ulcer size and depth. To analyze and compare the data, frequency distribution, mean (standard deviation), variance analysis, and the independent samples t test and the test were used. The mean ulcer areas were 12.63 (14.43), 6.91 (5.44), 4.30 (3.70), and 3.29 (3.80) cm (P < .05) in the study intervention group, a Continue reading >>

5 Exercise Tips For People With Diabetes

5 Exercise Tips For People With Diabetes

July 24, 2015by Advanced Tissue 01 Exercise is essential to managing diabetes. Keeping your blood sugar levels monitored and maintained is essential to avoiding further complications related to Type 2 diabetes, from cardiovascular disease to diabetic foot ulcers. Eating right and checking your glucose levels regularly are both important, but another necessary factor that often goes neglected is exercise. Brisk physical activity on a regular basis can help balance your blood sugar, reverse diabetes and, according to the journal Contemporary Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, reduce venous stasis that can lead to dysfunction in the feet. Even for people without diabetes, starting a workout routine can be daunting, but these tips may help with the transition: If youre nervous about beginning a workout routine, ease yourself into the regimen slowly and steadily. You might, for instance, begin on the first day with some light stretching, then pushing your stretches a little further each day to enhance flexibility and get your blood flowing. Increase the briskness of your activities as time passes. Rather than dedicating yourself to, say, a straight 30 minutes of exercise every day, break your exercise up into smaller parts. You might exercise for 10 minutes in the morning, 10 in the afternoon and then 10 in the early evening. As Dr. George Griffing, endocrinology professor at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, told Health magazine, the most important thing is to get active . We need people with diabetes up and moving, Griffing said. If you can do your exercise in one 30 minute stretch, fine. But if not, break it up into increments you can manage that add up to at least 30 minutes each day. Aerobics and weight loss are not the only factors of exercise. You can u Continue reading >>

The Effect Of Nonweight-bearing Exercise And Protocol Adherence On Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing: A Pilot Study

The Effect Of Nonweight-bearing Exercise And Protocol Adherence On Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing: A Pilot Study

The Effect of Nonweight-bearing Exercise and Protocol Adherence on Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing: A Pilot Study Innovative approaches to the prevention and treatment of foot wounds in persons with diabetes mellitus are needed and preliminary research suggests that exercise therapy may increase joint mobility and blood flow. A 12-week, prospective, quasi-experimental pilot study was conducted to evaluate the potential influence of nonweight-bearing ankle exercises, and adherence to same, on the size of neuropathic, diabetic foot wounds in community-dwelling older adults. Nineteen patients were recruited. Of those, 10 (88.9% men) were randomized to ankle exercise treatments and nine (50% men) continued their previous care regimen. Patients randomized to the exercise program were younger and had smaller wounds than those in the control group (average age 62.2 8.54 versus 74.25 16.25 years and measurement 0.94 cm2 1.89 versus 2.53 cm2 3.647, respectively). Thirty percent (30%) of the patients in the exercise and 33.3% in the control group healed. The percent wound reduction between groups was not significantly different (Mann Whitney U test, P = .696). Adherence to the recommended exercise program was variable but 70% performed some exercises. The results of this pilot study provide important lessons for future studies, including the need to enroll more patients and provide more exercise guidance. Considering the increasing prevalence of diabetes mellitus and resultant complications, as well as the potential benefits of this non-invasive treatment regimen, larger studies are warranted. Potential Conflicts of Interest: none disclosed Type 2 diabetes is now regarded as the most common metabolic disease worldwide and the rate of newly diagnosed adults is increasing.1 Foot ulcer Continue reading >>

Self-care Associated With Home Exercises In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Self-care Associated With Home Exercises In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Self-Care Associated with Home Exercises in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Affiliation Federal University of Alfenas, Alfenas, Brazil Affiliation Federal University of Alfenas, Alfenas, Brazil Affiliation Federal University of Alfenas, Alfenas, Brazil Affiliation Federal University of Alfenas, Alfenas, Brazil Affiliation Health of the Municipal State of Alfenas, Alfenas, Brazil Affiliation Federal University of Alfenas, Alfenas, Brazil Self-Care Associated with Home Exercises in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus The objective of this study was to verify self-care guidelines together with lower limb home exercises alter ankle and foot plantar pressure and alignment in patient with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) measuring health and sociodemographic factors. The health factors analyzed were sensitivity and circulation aspects, risk rating, and neuropathy symptom score, ankle and foot alignment (photogrammetry), plantar pressures, and postural stability (baropodometry) before and after administering these guidelines and home exercises in 97 patients type 2 DM during 10 months. The self-care guidelines and exercises changed the forefoot alignment (Right Foot Initial vs Final, p = 0.04; Left Foot, P<0.01), the center of the force displacement in the mediolateral (Right Foot - Initial versus Final, p = 0.02; Left Foot, P<0.01), and the anterior-posterior (Right foot - Initial versus Final, p = 0.01) direction, and body balance (Initial versus Final, p = 0.02). There was no change in the remaining assessed parameters. Self-care associated with the guidelines for home exercises for the lower limbs in patients with type 2 DM are effective in maintaining and improving the alignment of the feet, mediolateral stability and prevention of complications. The Brazilian Cli Continue reading >>

Foot And Ankle Exercises In Patients With Diabetes

Foot And Ankle Exercises In Patients With Diabetes

Guidelines recommend cardiovascular and strengthening exercises in patients with diabetes, but flexibility exercises focused on the foot and ankle can impart added benefits. Improving range of motion can positively affect gait, pressure distribution, and risk of foot ulceration. By Pamela D. Ritzline, PT, EdD, and Audrey Zucker-Levin, PT, PhD. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic, systemic disorder that disturbs the body’s insulin mechanisms, altering blood glucose levels, which can lead to severe health problems and disability.1 DM is epidemic worldwide with a significant number of people in the United States having this condition. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reports 23.6 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes, with 17.9 million diagnosed, 5.7 million undiagnosed, 57 million in a pre-diabetes state, and 1.6 million new cases diagnosed annually in persons 20 years of age and older (most recent data gathered in 2007). DM is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., contributing to 233,619 deaths in 2005 (last year data available). The cost of diabetes care was $174 billion in 2007.2 The number of individuals affected by this disease continues to rise; therefore, holistic care is imperative to control the functional limitations affecting patients with DM. As the incidence of DM rises, healthcare professionals must recognize the risk factors contributing to the development of the disorder. The list is quite lengthy; however, the common risk factors include obesity, physical inactivity, elevated blood glucose, hypertension (> 140/90), smoking, family history, and abnormal lipid metabolism. The incidence of DM increases with age with men having a slightly greater risk than women, and African Americans having the greatest risk of developing D Continue reading >>

A Closer Look At Exercise For Patients With Diabetic Wounds

A Closer Look At Exercise For Patients With Diabetic Wounds

Desmond Bell DPM CWS FACCWS Let me begin by stating that exercise and patients with diabetes are not mutually exclusive. This also holds true for a patient with diabetes who has a non-healing foot ulcer. Preliminary research suggests that exercise may work to increase the rate of wound healing in such patients. That being said, many patients seeking treatment for diabetic foot ulcers are not the most disciplined when it comes to lifestyle choices. Exercise and the lack thereof is often a contributing factor to the declining quality of life that affects many patients with diabetes. Over the years, I have recommended regular exercise to my patients. First, I am an advocate for my patients and want nothing more than for them to enjoy quality in their lives. Too often, patients with chronic ulcers experience a downward spiral of declining health and mental well-being that is marked by seemingly endless doctor appointments. How is it possible to encourage these patients to exercise when they may have never exercised before or simply do not see the potential benefits of getting off the couch? Secondly, I also practice what I preach. I have exercised regularly since I was in grade school, whether it was via after school pick-up games, high school sports, or later in life as a fitness instructor in a commercial health club and as a competitive men’s softball player. Even now with a hectic daily schedule, I manage to get out and walk an hour and hit the gym at least three times per week. Nothing clears your mind and helps you focus like a brisk walk or a 30-minute stretch and circuit in the gym. It does take some planning but as legendary basketball Coach John Wooden used to say, “Plan your work and work your plan.” Why shouldn’t we “plan our exercise and exercise our Continue reading >>

Can Exercise Accelerate Wound Healing?

Can Exercise Accelerate Wound Healing?

July 22, 2014by Advanced Tissue 02 Rowing machines are a great low-impact exercise ideal for receiving physical activity during wound treatment. During the recovery process of wound care, participating in physical activity can often be the last thing on your mind. Lifting weights, going for a jog or cycling through the city is easier said than done when dealing with a significant injury. But when it comes to wound treatment, nothing can stimulate the healing process like a quick workout. Lets take a look at how exercise can be an excellent source for alleviating your wound and the best forms of physical activity to participate in while nursing an injury. It is common knowledge the faster an injury heals, the less chance of a wound infection occurring. Performing physical tasks each day will stimulate immune activity in your body through a number of ways. First off, exercise is proven to boost immune function and produce anti-inflammatory effects within the body according to the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. This is due to the release of anti-inflammatory cytokines that are produced during a workout, which are essentially small proteins that assist in cell signaling to help build and repair muscle tissue. Various studies have been conducted to help cement this correlation. Researchers from Ohio State University first explored how exercise is able to accelerate wound healing stages . To their surprise, it was found physical activity can cause an increase in cortisol levels, a hormone that is often produced through stress and routinely considered an enemy to good health because of its association with lowering immune function and increasing symptoms of depression. Previous studies have reported that exercise can lower your production of cortisol; however, Continue reading >>

Effect Of Weight-bearing Activity On Foot Ulcer Incidence In People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Feet First Randomized Controlled Trial

Effect Of Weight-bearing Activity On Foot Ulcer Incidence In People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Feet First Randomized Controlled Trial

Effect of Weight-Bearing Activity on Foot Ulcer Incidence in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Feet First Randomized Controlled Trial JW LeMaster, MD, MPH, is Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, MA306-K Medical Science Building, DC032.00, Columbia, MO 65212 (USA) Address all correspondence to Dr LeMaster Search for other works by this author on: MJ Mueller, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is Associate Professor, Program in Physical Therapy and Department of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri Search for other works by this author on: GE Reiber, MPH, PhD, is Professor, Department of Health Services and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, and VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington Search for other works by this author on: DR Mehr, MD, MS, is Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Missouri Search for other works by this author on: RW Madsen, PhD, is Emeritus Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri Search for other works by this author on: VS Conn, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri Search for other works by this author on: Physical Therapy, Volume 88, Issue 11, 1 November 2008, Pages 13851398, Joseph W LeMaster, Michael J Mueller, Gayle E Reiber, David R Mehr, Richard W Madsen, Vicki S Conn; Effect of Weight-Bearing Activity on Foot Ulcer Incidence in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Feet First Randomized Controlled Trial, Physical Therapy, Volume 88, Issue 11, 1 November 2008, Pages 13851398, Weight-bearing exercise has been contraindicated among people with diabetic peripheral Continue reading >>

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