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Diabetic Orthopedic Shoes

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Diabetes is a systemic condition that can affect every part of the body, including the feet. It can put you at an increased risk for developing a variety of foot conditions, such as bunions, corns, calluses, and fungal infections. However, one of the more serious diabetic foot complications is a diabetic foot ulcer, a slow-healing wound on the foot, which can lead to a whole host of issues, from infection to amputation.

Fortunately, many of the foot conditions associated with diabetes, including diabetic foot ulcers, can be managed, or even prevented, by wearing specially made diabetic orthopedic shoes. Unlike regular shoes, orthopedic shoes made especially for diabetics are made with soft interiors and non-protruding stitching, which minimizes irritation to the feet. They also have extra cushioning and support to keep excess pressure off the feet, as well as deep and wide toe boxes that provide adequate space for the toes to move and stretch.

Diabetic orthopedic shoes can prevent injuries, including the breakdown of the skin of the feet, and provide better motion control, stability, and support to the foot. For more information about orthopedic shoes made especially for diabetics, please speak with a podiatrist.

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