Dog ate my foot as I slept !

DogA recent article in the press described the horror of waking up after sleeping for 5 hours to find your pet dog had eaten part of your foot !. That’s exactly what happened to an Ayrshire man who had no feeling in his feet. The man who had diabetes for 20 years had neuropathy since 2002 in his feet,this is where the individual has lost the ‘protective sensation’ that would in this case have alerted him to the dogs gnawing. The man had cut his toe earlier in the day,gone to bed and his wife awoke at 5am to hear a crunching sound–the dog had chewed her husbands toe off ! An operation tidied up the foot and the dog–well they still love him despite his night time snack.

Information about looking after your feet if you have diabetes :http://www.yourfootcare.com/html/Advice_diabetes.html

Diabetic foot care products to help protect vulnerable feet :Socks , http://www.yourfootcare.com/html/socks.html

Insoles for diabetics: http://www.yourfootcare.com/html/insoles_orthotics.html

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Trampoline foot and leg injuries

TrampolineResearchers in the US have scrutinised data from 2000-2002 and discovered that a high proportion of children examined in Casualty departments had injuries caused by trampolining. As the popularity of trampolines purchased to use in our own back door increases, so do the injuries.The most common injuries, over 250,000, were to the under 15’s included soft tissue (bruising to tendons or ligaments) More serious dislocations and fractures occured in over 168,000. Many injuries happen when colliding with others on the trampoline and some unfortunately have been fatal. The American Academy of Paediatrics simply recommend parents never to purchase a trampoline as their best safety advice. If a trampoline is used simple advice is one person at a time,good supervision and no somersaults that could cause neck injuries.
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