You may find yourself asking, “What are therapeutic shoes and why should I even consider them?” Therapeutic shoes are intended to reduce the risk of skin breakdown in diabetics with co-existing foot disease. The primary goal of these shoes is to prevent complications such as strain, ulcers, calluses and/or even amputations for those with poor circulation or diabetes. Therapeutic shoes offer a multitude of benefits to help you to avoid foot injuries and improve your mobility today!
Top 4 Benefits of Therapeutic Shoes
- They provide both support and comfort wear. Often therapeutic shoes and inserts can be tailored to decreased pain as well as many foot-related conditions such as plantar fasciitis, diabetic neuropathy and bunions.
- Approximately 60%-70% of diabetics have peripheral neuropathy which is often felt as pain, tingling or numbness. With therapeutic shoes, you can often decrease the pain and nerve sensation in a short period of time.
- Therapeutic shoes offer excellent stability, giving your feet the proper support that they need. The extra stability will help distribute the weight of your body throughout the entire foot to decrease pain and tension.
- The often seamless design of therapeutic shoes helps prevent irritation to sensitive areas on your feet. They also have the ability to prevent foot ulcers by increasing overall circulation to the feet.
Be proactive and talk to your doctor today about how you can work to prevent diabetic foot disease with the use of therapeutic shoes.