Plastazote diabetic orthotics or insoles are used with diabetic depth shoes to provide protection and comfort and are heat moldable for customized fit. Depth shoes with custom molded orthotics coupled with seam free, acrylic socks are the perfect solution for most diabetic foot problems.
The average person takes 7,000 to 10,000 steps a day. Each step applies pressure on areas of the foot, mainly the heel and the ball-of-the foot. After millions of steps are taken foot discomfort may result.
Diabetic shoes ensure that every step is comfortable from your first step of the day to your last.
Diabetic shoes with rocker bottom soles reduce stress on the ball-of-the foot relieving metatarsalgia, Morton’s neuroma, and callusing. They have a high, wide toe box to ease pressure on the toes and accommodate bunions, claw toes, hammer toes and mallet toes.
Madison Avenue Pharmacy has a wide selection of diabetic shoes which include:
One of the first lines of defense in protecting a diabetic foot is proper footwear. Appropriate footwear with moldable inserts can reduce the incidence of foot sores, ulcers and possible infection that can cause hospitalization and worse, amputation.
Early detection and treatment can avoid later complications while providing the ultimate in comfort and protection.
Diabetics must check for daily temperature and size changes and should look for any breaks in the skin or color changes. Diabetes can cause loss of sensation in feet, leaving you unable to feel pain, heat and cold. Since feet work in conjunction with your legs, knees, hips, and back footwear affects your ability to perform physically.
Medicare now has the Therapeutic Shoe Bill to help fight the 120,000 diabetic amputations every year. The Bill allows for one pair of extra-depth shoes and three pairs of insoles per year for those who meet the criteria.
“Foot pain can keep you from living the life you have always pictured. Comfortable shoes can change the way you live your life today”
Ginger Hennig, L. PED
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Shoe Department Fax: 773-819-3221