Shoes are an integral part of everyday life. Without them, we'd be walking around barefoot all day and the number of foot related injuries would skyrocket. Fortunately, shoes are widely available and the market for footwear isn't going away anytime soon. However, people diagnosed with diabetes need a special type of shoe due to poor circulation and neuropathy. These diabetic shoes also allow custom shoe inserts to be placed inside with ease.
Diabetic shoes are designed in a specific way to help protect the user's feet from skin breakdown and infection. Because someone who has been diagnosed with diabetes typically has less feeling in their feet, it's hard for them to tell if a shoe fits properly or not. We offer a large selection of diabetic shoes, however, talk to your doctor about recommending the right shoe for you.
Orthotics are inserts that can be placed inside shoes to help with foot issues, like how a person walks, stands, or runs. They are often used in diabetic shoes as a way to alleviate severe foot pain or to reduce pressure and friction along the soles of the feet. These inserts provide more support and protection than regular shoes and can prevent skin breakdown.
It's important to find the right shoe for you whether you have been diagnosed with diabetes or not. Since you'll be walking around in them all day, they should be comfortable as well as provide proper protection from the elements of nature. At Broadway Home Medical, we offer protection and support to your most vital parts of your mobility: your feet. Come see us today! We are located in Wichita, Kansas.