Clinical studies have shown that footwear and doctor prescribed orthotics play an important part in diabetic foot care. By limiting potential ulcer complications, the chance of amputation is diminished.

Therapeutic footwear is often prescribed for people with foot health problems. The shoes are designed with rounded toes and a wide shank area to accommodate the foot. Each shoe also incorporates a long and/or strong medical counter for rear foot stability, extra support and balance. These are neccessities in normal maintenance of foot health.

Doctors often prescribe orthotics to reduce and redistribute pressure and pressure points. These specially designed inserts work exceptionally well with therapeutic footwear. These shoes are designed with removable cushion inserts, and extra inside capacity to accommodate custom orthotics.

Be sure to consult your physician for all questions about diabetes, your symptoms, and your concerns about foot health and maintenance.