As I wrote in a post at PodiatryToday.com, entitled “Why Do We Overlook Equinus In Patients With Diabetes”, I am of the opinion that most of the population suffers from equinus.
Further studies indicate that patients with diabetes are more likely to have equinus. Changes in the body lead to extreme shortening of the gastroc-soleus complex for diabetic patients.
Treating equinus in the traditional bracing manner creates discomfort in any patient. However, the patient with diabetes is even more sensitive to equipment that can be uncomfortable to anyone.
Proper diagnosis is the first order of business. Does this patient have diabetes and equinus? When this has been determined then a program for treatment can be set up. Adequate check-ups and a fitting for the new EQ/IQ bracecould be a major part of that treatment program. The EQ/IQ brace, which I invented in the summer of 2011, does not have to be worn all night as is usual with a brace for equinus – they are even named ‘night brace’. By using an adjustable brace which can be adjusted to the specific needs of the patient and be worn in a manner that is less likely to lead to further unnecessary discomfort for the patient, recovery can be closer than you may have thought.
Patients at Hoosier Foot and Ankle will have a diagnostic consultation and a treatment program. The EQ/IQ brace is available to other doctors who are treating patients have diabetes and who are determined to be suffering from equinus.
Call 317-660-2115 today to learn more about the EQ/IQ brace, plus special pricing to professionals. You can set up an appointment for a consultation while on the phone or you may use the online appointment request available 24/7 for your convenience. If you have diabetes and haven’t been treated for foot pain, do not neglect the condition. Call Hoosier Foot and Ankle or a podiatrist in your neighborhood; professionals who are qualified to determine if your foot pain is indeed equinus.