High blood sugar associated with diabetes can result in nerve damage throughout the body. Damage in the extremities tends to be the most common, meaning most diabetics experience nerve weakness in the feet and legs before any other part of the body. Over time diabetic nerve damage can lead to chronic pain, tingling, and loss of sensation in the feet. These symptoms greatly increase a diabetic’s risk of developing foot complications which makes foot care a vital part of your health care plan.
You’re on your feet every day and it’s crucial to wear shoes that are comfortable, fit just right, and provide plenty of support you need to get you through each day pain-free. Wearing specially designed diabetic shoes can help reduce the risk of foot complications and promote healthy circulation in your feet. Diabetic shoes are created especially deep to accommodate swelling and are intended to reduce the risk of skin breakdown, lowering your risk of developing ulcers, cuts, and sores.
Mooney’s Shoes has always been known for our therapeutic footwear, custom orthotics and most importantly our quality of work. If you suffer from foot complications related to diabetes, we would love to have the opportunity to help guide you on your foot care journey and work with you to build a medically grounded foot health plan. Our foot specialists will work with you until we find the perfect solution to your foot issues.