Diabetics have a completely different type of foot than those who don’t have the disease. Diabetics feet are prone to have skin breakdown and can develop blisters or lesions that they don’t even notice or feel. They may have peripheral neuropathy which decreases the amount of feeling in the feet. Diabetics may also have more of a tendency to develop arthritis. And if the disease has affected their weight, their feet may be a lot wider than usual.
However, diabetic orthotics are designed more for weight distribution as well as pressure relief. They’re mold-able to your feet. You’ll also find them perfect if you have other conditions besides diabetes such as Morton’s neuroma or metatarsalgia or even plantar fasciitis. (These conditions don’t normally result from diabetes, but do result from imperfectly aligned walking.)
Thus, consider the New Balance Pressure Relief Insoles with Metatarsal Support if you have pain in the ball of your foot or pain in your forefoot.
Lack of adequate air circulation can also be a problem for diabetics. You’ll find custom made air flow channels in these diabetic shoe inserts. Plus, you can trim them to fit.
And one more thing about the New Balance Pressure Relief Insoles – they have a deep heel cup with extra padding that takes off some of the pressure from gravitational forces on the feet. You can even put these diabetic orthotics into boots and hiking shoes.
Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to suffer with foot problems. Make a difference with diabetic shoe inserts.