Diabetic shoes and custom-molded insoles work together as a preventative system to help diabetics avoid foot injuries and improve mobility.
Diabetic shoes are different from your traditional footwear in more ways than one. For starters, they are wider and deeper than average. This ensures that the feet can freely move about without brushing against the shoes’ interiors. What’s more, many of these shoes are built in a way that doesn’t include any seams. The average shoe-wearer doesn’t mind seams. But for diabetics, seams can be troublesome as they can rub against the feet.
In addition to a deeper, wider build and some options with seamless interiors, these therapeutic shoes also tend to provide greater stability – reducing the likelihood of twisting the ankle or stumbling.
Beeler Prosthetics and Orthotics custom insoles are specially crafted for realigning the lower limbs. Proper alignment is important and has been clinically proven to improve foot function and relieve associated heel and ankle pain by reducing excess pronation.