Prescription diabetic footwear can help prevent more serious foot health complications that can arise as a result of diabetes. Medicare and supplemental insurance may reimburse for all or part of the cost of shoes and prescription inserts for diabetics who meet certain general criteria. A qualified health professional can determine if you are eligible. If you suffer from diabetes or any foot health concerns, we strongly encourage you to see a foot health professional to ensure all of your foot health needs are properly addressed.
Diabetes causes nerve damage and reduced circulation that can be hazardous to your feet. Deterioration of your peripheral nerves (Doctors call it “neuropathy.”) reduces sensation in your extremities, so you may not feel it when you hurt your feet. Poor blood circulation can also make it difficult for foot injuries and infections to heal. That’s why even a small bump or cut can result in serious consequences if it goes without timely medical attention.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation in the bottom of the heel characterized by sharp, burning pain in the heel, the arch and the ankle. Especially first thing in the morning or after extended periods of inactivity. It’s caused by excessive stretching of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs along the bottom surface of your foot. The plantar fascia can stretch for a number of reasons, Flat feet or fallen arches, An unusually high arch, Increases in activity levels, Poorly fitting footwear, Excessive weight on your feet
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that affects the hyaline cartilage that allows your joints to move freely. Osteoarthritis in your feet will cause considerable discomfort and swelling when walking or standing for extended periods. Rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by deformities it causes in joints, including your feet. Rheumatoid arthritis can lead to severe, sometimes crippling forefoot problems, including bunions, hammer toes and claw toes. Gout is a form of arthritis more commonly suffered by men than women. Uric acid crystals accumulate in and around the joints of your first toe, creating a bony protrusion.
Achilles tendonitis is a painful inflammation at that point in the back of your lower ankle where the tendons in your leg attach to your heel. The symptomatic piercing and burning sensations, which often diminish with activity, are experienced by distance runners as well as by people who stand for long periods of time. The most common cause of achilles tendonitis is over-pronation in the sufferer’s stepping stride. Other causes include insufficient stretching before athletic activity, inappropriate footwear and genetic deformities in the tendon or heel bone.
Morton’s Neuroma is a common foot condition characterized by pain and swelling in the ball of the foot, between the third and fourth toes. It’s caused by bones in your feet squeezing a nerve. Symptoms include a sharp, burning pain and possibly separation between the affected toes.
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