Poorly controlled blood sugar can damage nerves and blood vessels in your feet and lead to foot problems. You might experience:
People with diabetes are more likely to suffer from fungal infections, gangrene, corns, and bunions. With good diabetes management and wearing proper footwear, you’ll improve the health and function of your feet.
Diabetic shoes are specifically designed for people with diabetic foot problems. At Progressive Podiatry, Dr. Jurd-Sadler fits you for Dr. Comfort or Anodyne shoes or inserts to:
Proper footwear enhances foot health and allows you to be more active, which can drastically improve your quality of life.
After going over your medical history, completing a physical examination, and ordering diagnostic tests if necessary, Dr. Jurd-Sadler lets you know which type of diabetic footwear best matches your needs:
If you’re in the early stages of diabetes and haven’t experienced foot problems, properly-fitted soft shoes with shock-absorbing soles might be all you need. Dr. Jurd-Sadler ensures soft diabetic shoes fit properly to avoid complications in the future.
The shoes should have adequate room near your toes, across the balls of your feet, and over the instep but should fit snug around your heels and feel comfortable.
If you’ve experienced diabetes-related foot problems, you may require prescription diabetic footwear including:
Dr. Jurd-Sadler lets you know which prescription footwear is the best match based on your individual needs.
Orthotics are devices worn to non-surgically correct ankle and foot problems. Examples include shoe inserts for foot arthritis or flat feet, ankle braces, and foot pads to reduce shock and pain.
When you’re ready to achieve or maintain healthy feet and ease diabetes-related foot pain, call Progressive Podiatry or book an appointment online with Dr. Jurd-Sadler today.
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