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What is special about diabetic shoes?

Aug 06 2017

While walking is a beneficial activity to our health, and very useful for controlling blood sugar levels, it might come with risks of injuries for people with Diabetes and Neuropathy. Fortunately, most of these foot injuries can be prevented by paying proper attention to foot care, and by wearing Diabetic shoes. What is the special features of diabetic shoes? Diabetic shoes are specially designed shoes intended to offer protection for diabetic feet and reduce the risk of skin breakdown, primarily in cases of poor circulation, neuropathy and foot deformities. Protective Interior - the interior of a diabetic shoe is made with soft...

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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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7 Tips for Healthy Summer Feet

Jun 06 2017

7 Tips for Healthy Summer Feet

Summer is a special time, but it can be extra tough on feet. It’s important to take special care of your feet while you enjoy the pool, beach, and long outdoor walks. Put Sunscreen on Your Feet When your feet are exposed, beware of the damage the sun can do. Because the skin on your feet is not exposed as often as other parts of your body, it can be very sensitive to sunburn and blistering. Unfortunately, we don’t always remember to apply sunscreen to our feet. Wear a sunscreen that provides both UVA and UVB protection, and apply it...

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Keeping It Classy With Carnegie Leather Slip On Shoes

Jun 03 2017 Tags: #Orthofeethero, #OrthofeetStory

Keeping It Classy With Carnegie Leather Slip On Shoes

Read this inspiring #OrthoFeetStory from a customer who wished to remain anonymous: "I suffer from peripheral neuropathy and muscle damage causing pain, weakness and unstable balance in both legs. Tying shoelaces has become very difficult, so I wear velcro strap shoes instead. That way I can adjust the straps as the swelling in my feet changes, but it is even painful for me to cross over to the far side of each shoe to strap and unstrap them. I ordered the sporty/dressy Carnegie shoe because of the option to strap and unstrap from the near side of each foot. I...

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Virginia Smith, 75, Vegan and Still Substitute Teaching

Jun 03 2017 Tags: #Orthofeethero, #OrthofeetStory

Virginia Smith, 75, Vegan and Still Substitute Teaching

Read Virginia Smith's #OrthoFeetStory: "I am 75 and still work as a substitute teacher. It is hard to find high-end vegan athletic shoes (I only wear vegan shoes), especially since I suffer from plantar fasciitis. I wanted to give the Tahoe sneakers a try, so I purchased my first pair of Orthofeet shoes last week. I'm so glad I did! They are so comfortable. I was able to take the insoles out and place my orthotic insole from my doctor in its place. The fit is perfect! I have chosen to use the laces to tie, but the there is...

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How Your Feet Impact Knee and Hip Pain

May 16 2017

How Your Feet Impact Knee and Hip Pain

Your knees and hips are the largest joints in your body. They are responsible for supporting your weight as you stand and walk. If you are experiencing chronic pain in your hips, knees, or even in your lower back, shoulders and neck, there may be a connection between the pain and the way your feet function. Walking is good for you, right? Absolutely. But beware of poor walking habits that can cause or exacerbate knee and hip problems. On the positive side, however, a safe and smart walking regimen can help improve joint problems, not to mention how good it...

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Gymbeaux Searches For Balance with Diabetic Neuropathy

May 02 2017 Tags: #Orthofeethero, #OrthofeetStory

Gymbeaux Searches For Balance with Diabetic Neuropathy

Read Jim "Gymbeaux” Brown's #OrthoFeetStory: "I reluctantly purchased a pair of the Monterey Bay tennis type shoes. I was reluctant because of the claims AND the cost. But the discomfort in my feet caused me to hit the "purchase" button. I immediately put them on and tried them with and without socks. The comfort level of the shoe was immediate. They ARE more comfortable than other tennis shoes I have worn and am wearing! I also have a balance issue that according to my doctor starts with the feet. If your feet hurt or if you have Diabetic Neuropathy such...

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How to Treat Flat Feet and Over Pronation

Apr 13 2017

Are You Suffering from Collapsed Foot Arches? As OrthoFeet strives to share information with you about foot ailments, we’ve more than once raised the point that your feet support your entire body. When it comes to your feet, nothing should be taken lightly or for granted. A very common biomechanical phenomenon is Flat Feet, or Over-Pronation, which occurs during standing or walking, when a person's arch collapses upon weight bearing. Causes  There are many conditions that can cause flat feet and over-pronation. Common foot deformities and flexible muscle structure are the most frequent causes. The structure of the foot begins to...

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