WHAT MAKES ORTHOFEET SHOES THE BEST SHOES FOR DIABETES?
Orthofeet diabetic shoes are biomedically designed and include unique features that have proven to protect the diabetic sensitive foot, helping to keep it healthy and comfortable. They are constructed from soft, non-binding uppers and a completely seam free interior to help eliminate rubbing and irritation against the skin which prevents sores and ulcer complications. The extra depth design and wide toe box accommodates swelling and maintains proper blood circulation. Orthofeet diabetic shoes feature the Ortho-Cushion™ System which includes a premium orthotic arch, supportive cushioning and ergonomic lightweight soles. This ensures your feet, knees and body are properly aligned and protected from potential injuries.
Some of the best Orthofeet shoes for diabetic feet are the Coral sneaker for women and Edgewater sneaker for men. In addition to including all the essential features that protect and comfort the diabetic foot, they are constructed with breathable, stretchable and non-constricting uppers that conform to the contours of the foot and provide a pressure free environment. They are available in medium, wide, and extra wide to provide a relaxed fit and soothing comfort from heel to toe. Click here to see the entire Orthofeet collection of diabetic shoes and learn how they can help you protect your feet and enhance your level of comfort and mobility.
All Orthofeet shoes are certified by Medicare and are qualified therapeutic shoes under code A5500 of the Diabetic Shoe Bill.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF DIABETIC FEET?
In addition to wearing the best diabetic footwear and insoles, there are a few simple guidelines to follow that will ensure your diabetic feet will be as healthy as possible.
- Inspect your feet carefully every day to make sure nothing new has surfaced. Check for blisters, redness, calluses, warts, ulcers. Establishing a daily routine will help you remember to check them each and every day!
- Your feet need a bath too! It is important to wash your feet every day. Just make sure to test the water temperature before you put your feet in. The temperature should be lukewarm to a finger touch.
- Do not expose your feet to extreme temperatures such as high heat or cold. This means not walking barefoot on sand or hot pavement and wearing socks when temperatures drop in the winter.
- Trim your nails regularly. Cut them straight across so they do not poke at the skin and create ingrown nails.
- Wear diabetic socks. Diabetic socks are especially designed for the diabetic foot and are constructed in such a way that protects the sensitive foot. Their unique design is seamless, nonconstricting and are made from super soft yarns to comfort the foot. Orthofeet offers a selection of diabetic socks made from soft bamboo fibers, terry padding and a moisture wicking system to keep feet cool, dry and comfortable.
- Wear diabetic insoles. The best diabetic insoles provide adequate arch support, thick protective cushioning and shock absorption for the neuropathic foot. These features ensure the delicate foot is fully protected from unnecessary ulcerations and other injuries and offers maximum comfort.
- Stay active as much as possible. Exercising will ensure adequate blood flow to your legs and feet.
- Visit your physician on a regular basis so that they can professionally and thoroughly check your feet.
And of course, if you notice something new or different than usual on your feet, don’t wait for your next scheduled appointment. Call your healthcare provider immediately to have it checked out.