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The Difference Between Diabetic Shoes and Regular Shoes

Feb 03 2019 Tags: Diabetes, diabetic shoes, diabetics, Neuropathy

The Difference Between Diabetic Shoes and Regular Shoes

Diabetic footwear is obviously designed specifically to address foot conditions that are particular to persons with diabetes, such as skin breakdown caused by poor circulation, foot ulcers, numbness, or diabetic neuropathy. But what differentiates diabetic shoes from regular shoes? To understand the difference between diabetic shoes and regular shoes, we must first ask ‘what are diabetic shoes and what are their special features’? Special features of diabetic footwear Diabetic footwear must contain specific features and be designed and constructed in a way that alleviates the foot conditions to which diabetics are prone. The best shoes for diabetics include the following...

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Foot Pain? Mobility Issues? Learn How Innovative Footwear Can Help

Jul 15 2017 Tags: Arch Support, Arthritis, ball of the foot pain, bunions, Diabetes, Flat Feet, foot pain, insoles, Neuropathy, orthopedic Shoes, orthotic insole, Shoes

Foot problems can occur due to a variety of reasons, including foot deformities, medical conditions, injuries, poorly designed shoes, or age. You are at higher risk of developing foot problems in the presence of any of the following factors: Frequent wearing of poorly fitted shoes Diabetes Neuropathy (loss of sensation) in the feet and ankles Bunions or hammertoes Arthritis Flat feet or highly arched feet     Making healthy choices for your feet, much like eating a nutritious diet or getting regular exercise, can add up to big improvements in quality of life, says Marian Hannan, associate professor of medicine...

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