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Orthotic being grinded on a grinding machine

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Proven and Trusted Materials for Foot Support

Did you know that research published in British Medical Journal found that foot pain affects over 200 million people worldwide? Your footwear choices matter more than you think. 

Foot support is the assistance that is provided to the feet to maintain their natural structure, alignment, and functionality. Correct foot support can reduce the risk of overstraining muscles, tendons, and ligaments by keeping your joints aligned and moving properly.

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Podiatrist examining patients foot

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Reasons why YOU need a Podiatrist

A podiatrist is a medical professional devoted to the treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle, to improve people’s mobility, independence, and quality of life. Our feet play a crucial role in our daily lives, so why not make sure that they are in the right condition, so it doesn’t affect our overall well-being?

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Ali and Sangeeta at the Village of Hope

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Algeos donates crucial medical supplies to support podiatric services at the Village of Hope in India

Algeos, a leading provider of medical supplies and equipment, establishes its partnership with podiatrists visiting the Village of Hope in New Dheli, India, to provide much needed chairside materials. A thriving residential community, the Village of Hope was built in 1993 by HOPE Foundation, part of HOPE Worldwide, and sits on 22.4 acres of land with almost 800 houses for approximately 6,000 people.

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Why diabetic foot ulcers aren’t healing, and what to do about it

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Why diabetic foot ulcers aren’t healing, and what to do about it

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases amongst adults in the UK, affecting roughly 4.3 million people and responsible for 174 amputations every week. Diabetic foot ulcers occur in between 10% and15% of people living with diabetes and, if left unmanaged, can lead to serious complications for the individual.

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