Extra Depth or Therapeutic Shoes
Are specially designed shoes, or shoe inserts, intended to reduce the risk of skin breakdown in diabetics with co-existing foot disease.
People with diabetic neuropathy in their feet may have a false sense of security as to how much at risk their feet actually are. An ulcer under the foot can develop in a couple of hours. The primary goal of therapeutic footwear is to prevent complications, which can include strain, ulcers, calluses, or even amputations for patients with diabetes and poor circulation.
The most popular shoes for men & women:
NOTE: To meet strict insurance guidelines, diabetic shoes must be prescribed by a physician and custom fit by certified Marshall Kloene staff. The shoes must also be equipped with a removable orthotic and a velcro strap or shoe lace.
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Foot Orthoses – Shoe Inserts
Foot orthoses comprise a specially fitted insert or footbed to a shoe. Also commonly referred to as “Orthotics” these orthoses provide support for the foot by distributing pressure or realigning foot joints while standing, walking or running. As such they are often used by athletes to relieve symptoms of a variety of soft tissue inflammatory conditions like plantar fasciitis. They may also be used in conjunction with properly fitted orthopedic footwear in the prevention of foot ulcers in the at risk diabetic foot.
Prescription foot orthoses also help prevent future problems from occurring in the foot and lower extremity by reducing abnormal or pathological forces acting on the foot and lower extremity.
Doctors prescribe two main types of prescription foot orthoses for their patients, accommodative orthoses and functional foot orthoses.
Both types of prescription foot orthoses are used to correct the foot plant of the patient so that the pain in their foot or lower extremity will improve so that normal activities can be resumed without pain.
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