Effect of Exercise Volume on Plantar Microcirculation and Tissue Hardness in People With Type 2 Diabetes

While only about 10-15% of the patients had peripheral neuropathy and were, therefore, at risk for ulceration, these data from Ren and coworkers are nonetheless compelling. Perhaps a subsequent study for high risk patients? Objective: Exercise has been reported to be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), but exercise, especially weight-bearing exercise, may increase […]

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Immediate Effects of Weight-Bearing Calf Stretching on Ankle Dorsiflexion Range of Motion and Plantar Pressure During Gait in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

Terrific work by our colleagues from Kobe, Tokyo, Nara and Osaka, respectively! High plantar pressure is a risk factor for diabetic foot ulcers, and it is known that restriction of ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (ROM) causes high plantar pressure. Stretching is a non-invasive and general means to improve ROM; however, the effect of stretching […]

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The effects of different accumulated pressure-time integral stimuli on plantar blood flow in people with diabetes mellitus #diabeticfoot

This study from Duan and coworkers. Bottom line: people with diabetes do not recover as rapidly following activity– particularly following repetitive activity. It is yet more data to guide us in better dosing activity and predicting diabetic foot ulcers. The effects of different accumulated pressure-time integral stimuli on plantar blood flow in people with diabetes […]

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