If you or someone you know has diabetes, you may already know that it can come with symptoms that are painful, inconvenient, and sometimes persistent. Depending on the treatment plan for the diabetic person, having the right diabetic footwear could greatly improve their quality of life. But how is diabetic footwear different from the standard shoes you would find at a store?
- Supportive & Protective – People suffering from diabetes and the symptoms that come from this disease may develop ulcers and other sores that affect their ability to walk or put weight on their feet. Diabetic footwear is designed to support and protect the feet and features quality construction that allows for diabetic shoe inserts. Furthermore, people with diabetes who have poor circulation, foot deformities, a partial or complete amputation, or previous foot ulcerations will find diabetic footwear helps them get back to daily living with less pain and more comfort.
- Reduced Likelihood of Amputation – The construction of diabetic footwear is such that pressure points on the feet are minimal. This means that people with diabetes who are prone to ulcers are less likely to see an exacerbation of this issue, which will lead to a decreased likelihood of amputation later on.
Many people qualify for diabetic footwear that can be life-changing! If you’re interested in learning more about diabetic footwear, prosthetics, or orthotics, contact us at Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics to see how we can assist you. We are committed to your comfort, care, and improved quality of life!