People with diabetes should pay careful attention to their feet as there are many complications associated with diabetes which can affect many them adversely.
One in four Americans suffering from diabetes will develop foot problems related to the disease. Diabetic foot conditions develop from a combination of causes including poor circulation and neuropathy. Diabetic Neuropathy can cause insensitivity or a loss of ability to feel pain, heat, and cold easily resulting in the development of minor cuts, scrapes, blisters, or pressure sores. If these minor injuries are left untreated, complications can result and lead to ulceration or even amputation.
Footwear and orthotics play a crucial role in diabetic footcare. Diabetic footwear should offer a wide toe box leaving plenty of room in the toe area, removable insoles to insert orthotics. Rocker soles can also reduce pressure in the areas of the foot most susceptible excessive pressure.
If you have diabetes and are experiencing a foot problem, please consult your doctor immediately if you have not already done so. When the Shoe Fits can work with your doctor and help you find shoes that fit properly, offer good support and protect your feet.
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When The Shoe Fits is a full-service men's and women's shoe store and pedorthic center. At When the Shoe Fits, we use pedorthics - the design, manufacture, modification and fit of footwear and orthotics - to work with our customers, help alleviate their discomfort and solve their unique foot problems. We feature a broad selection of high-quality comfort footwear from many of the world’s premium comfort brands. We also specialize in providing professional shoe fitting and foot care, which can include custom and over-the-counter shoe inserts, as well as pedorthic services including the use of foot scanning technology.
It's More Than Just Shoes
We're foot experts! Most people at some time in their life will have some type of foot pain. From simple blisters and calluses to chronic foot pain from tendonitis, plantar facilities, or a host of other conditions, our Certifies Pedorthists and expers staff can help.
Common Foot Issues
Are foot problems widespread?
Seventy-five percent of Americans will experience foot health problems of varying degrees of severity at one time or another in their lives.