Diabetes and Foot Problems, How Corey’s Bootery Can Help
For diabetes patients, it can be tough to find comfortable, long-lasting shoes. Diabetic shoes are often expensive, uncomfortable and difficult to find. Because of this, many patients don’t seek them out. They resign themselves to experiencing discomfort and, as a result, aren’t able to be as active as they would like in their lives. As with many things, the fix for this discomfort depends upon the cause of the problem. In the case of diabetes, there are two main causes for pain and discomfort.
Peripheral vascular disease
Caused by below normal blood flow to the legs and arms, peripheral vascular disease brings with it the risks of cuts, infections and sores that won’t heal. As a result, the disease can lead to painful ulcers or, even worse, gangrene.
Causing sufferers to be unable to sense cold, pain and heat, diabetic neuropathy occurs when the nerves are damaged. While it may not seem serious, it can cause some devastating effects such as unhealed sores and foot ulcers.
The remedy for much of this discomfort is finding a good pair of diabetic shoes. Designed to specifically address a patient’s needs, these shoes can severely reduce – or even eliminate – the pain caused by diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease.
At Corey’s Bootery, our team is highly experienced in helping diabetes patients find and fit the shoes that they need to live the life that they desire. Offering a wide range of styles, we carry diabetic footwear for both men and women. If you’ve been searching for a way to alleviate the discomfort that you experience due to diabetes, stop by our shop today to discuss your needs and – more importantly – how we can help.