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Records indicate that amputations and other forms of surgery due to infections of the feet, many brought about by diabetes, have been significantly reduced in recent years because of early diagnosis and treatment. Further reduction in this area is a goal of Healthy People 2010, a US Department of Health and Human Services campaign endorsed by podiatric physicians, to encourage understanding and application of preventive medical practices.
Glossary - G

Gait analysis - evaluation of the manner or style of walking, usually done by observing the individual as he walks naturally in a straight line.

Gibney boot - an adhesive tape support used in treatment of sprains and other painful conditions of the ankle, the tape being applied in a basket-weave fashion with strips placed alternately under the sole of the foot and around the back of the leg.

Grasp reflex - flexion or clenching of the fingers or toes on stimulation of the palm of the hand or sole of the foot.