People with decreased feeling in their feet may have a false sense of security as to how much at risk their feet actually are. An ulcer under the foot can develop in a couple of hours. The primary goal of therapeutic footwear is to prevent complications, such as: strain, ulcers, calluses, or even amputations for patients with diabetes and poor circulation. In addition to meeting strict guidelines, diabetic shoes must be prescribed by a physician and fit by a qualified individual, such as a certified pedorthist. The shoes must also be equipped with a removable orthotic. Foot orthotics are devices such as shoe inserts, arch supports, or shoe fillers such as lifts, wedges and heels. The diabetic shoes and customized insoles work together as a preventative system to help diabetics avoid foot injuries and improve mobility.
Custom molded shoes are shoes that are:
Depth shoes are shoes that:
WIPO ASSIGNS PATENT FOR "SOLE FOR ABSORBING SHOCK AND MITIGATING FOOT PRESSURE CONCENTRATION AND DIABETIC SHOE HAVING THE SAME" (SOUTH KOREAN INVENTOR)
Nov 08, 2011; GENEVA, Nov. 8 -- Publication No. WO/2011/136531 was published on Nov. 03. Title of the invention: "SOLE FOR ABSORBING SHOCK AND...
BROOKLYN-AREA MEDICAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY OWNERS AND OPERATORS PLEAD GUILTY TO FRAUD SCHEME INVOLVING DIABETIC SHOE INSERTS.
Feb 10, 2011; WASHINGTON -- The following information was released by the U.S. Department of Justice: The owners and operators of a...