Diabetes frequently results in neuropathy (nerve damage) in the feet.
Neuropathy can cause the loss of feeling in your feet, which may make it difficult for you to realize if you’ve cut yourself or injure your foot. If you leave a cut untreated, it can lead to infection. Poor circulation can also make it difficult to heal cuts and infections.
Shoes and foot orthoses protect the feet and improve their function. Since feet work in conjunction with the legs, knees, hips, and back, footwear also affects your ability to perform physically.
Allen Orthopedic Labs works with the Bay Area’s top diabetes health care professionals to prevent and treat high-risk conditions unique to people with diabetes. Our years of experience have made us experts at building orthotics, footwear, and other solutions for the specialized needs of the diabetic foot.
Medicare and most insurance companies (with proper documentation) provide people with diabetes a diabetic shoe benefit because properly fitting shoes can prevent the costly health complications associated with diabetes.
We understand the needs of the foot and carry shoes designed to accommodate specific issues connected with diabetes.
Learn more about Diabetic foot care here.
A custom-made, removable insert is commonly added to a shoe to correct deformities, aid in post-surgical recovery, alleviate pain, or customize footwear for a diabetic foot.
Extra depth, or diabetic shoes, are specially designed shoes intended to reduce skin breakdown in diabetics with co-existing foot problems, such as neuropathy, poor circulation, and foot deformities.
These shoes offer features that improve the wearer’s comfort, such as extra deep to accommodate diabetic insoles or orthotics and a built-in firm heel to provide medial and lateral rearfoot stability.
Inserts and Extra Depth Shoes offered by Allen Orthopedic Labs:
Custom-made shoes are created from a mold of your foot. This type of shoe may be an option if your feet have a deformity.