Why Diabetic Shoes?

Diabetic Shoes

As we get older and start having issues with our feet we are confronted with what should I do? There are all types of foot conditions that start to happen as we age. Poor circulation, foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc), foot sores or (ulcers).

Your foot doctor will evaluate your condition and address them in many different ways depending on the severity of the condition. Some are minor and may only require giving your feet a rest from too much exercise, some may need added support because of the weakness in the joints or where Arthritis has started to develop, and some may be so severe that surgery is required.

However almost every instance will require the need for Diabetic Shoes of some sort. They may just be shoes that will allow insoles to be used inside the shoe, you may need some kind of shoe that supports the ankle or if a brace is recommended you will need a shoe that can accommodate the brace, either inside the shoe or a shoe that is attached to the brace. 

Diabetic Shoes have come a long way since they were first introduced. A diabetic shoe is nothing more than an extra depth shoe to accommodate insoles, or some form of bracing and almost all the shoes manufactured today are made so they don't apply undo pressure at certain areas of the feet. They are typically made of leather and have cushioning on the inside for added comfort.

You can find diabetic shoes in may styles and colors today and for almost any occasion. Many people use diabetic shoes for running, walking and hiking because the shoes provide added support and additional comfort.


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