Q What types of shoe inserts should a diabetic buy?
We are extremely diligent when caring for the foot and ankle needs of our patients with diabetes. No one should ignore a foot or ankle problem, but the stakes are much higher for a diabetic. Nerve damage and poor circulation can turn a small problem into a serious one very quickly making the right type of care imperative.
One of the ways we address diabetic foot problems is with a custom made orthotic designed from a mold of your foot. These are extremely helpful in preventing foot problems. They support and stabilize your feet and distribute pressure so it is not concentrated in one area, which is what can cause an ulcer to develop. Orthotics can make it more comfortable to walk, stand, stay active, and prevent injury.
Remember, over-the-counter shoe inserts are a “one size fits all” option that may be detrimental to your foot health. Call our office today at (760) 568-0108 to discuss getting custom inserts, and how they can benefit you.