Diabetic Neuropathy

Nerve damage caused by diabetes which can be life threatening.

Diabetic Neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood. Over time, high blood sugar levels can damage nerves in the foot.  This, in turn, may make patients less able to feel injury or pressure on the skin of their foot. They may not notice a foot injury until severe damage or infection develops. Ulcers and infections can be very difficult to treat. Chronic infections, disability and amputations can result. Chronic and severe knee pain can also occur characterized by burning, stinging, and numbness. This can be a life-threatening disease or injury. Please seek your medical professional’s advice.

Working in conjunction with your medical professional includes careful daily foot inspections and professional and basic foot care.  Properly fit shoes are extremely important. Supportive shoes that breathe well and have no sources for friction to the foot are known as Depth Footwear.  Please click the link to find out more about Depth Footwear.

Orthotics to redistribute pressure and friction can provide high levels of cushioning and protection.  Our Pressure Relief insole features medical-grade plastazote cover that is extremely soft with a pillow like feel. Wearing socks with shoes can offer additional padding and protection. We offer many socks that are made with moisture management qualities to help keep feet dry. If swelling is a problem, we also offer Extra-Wide Socks.

Custom orthoses are often recommended by doctors when over-the-counter solutions don’t work. Our certified pedorthists can fill your medical professional’s prescription for custom orthoses and support your doctor’s recovery plan.

For a list of diabetic foot care tips as presented in "The Diabetic Foot", please click here.

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Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a diagnosis. A qualified allied medical professional should fit all therapeutic footwear purchases. These shoes are available over-the-counter with or without a prescription. Therapeutic footwear offered through this site does not treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease. Always consult your physician for questions pertaining to your specific diagnosis and treatment protocol.  Product Specialists will be happy to speak to you about any recommendations your doctor may have provided, or information regarding recommendations based on biomechanical principles. Please call 1.800.728.6247.




 

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