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Diabetic and Therapeutic Shoes | Diabetic Foot Care

by Dr. Joel W. Brook
Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.
Hi, my name is Jordan and I’m one of Dr. Brook’s medical assistants. Today I’m going to be talking to you about diabetic shoes. The use of diabetic shoes and custom orthotics are part of a preventative and therapeutic treatment for our diabetic patients. Diabetic shoes have come a long way. We now have different styles, some being tennis shoe, and then some being more of a casual shoe.

We use multiple companies to order our diabetic shoes. We have different catalogues and also websites that we can show you to choose from.

Based off from your foot exam, your doctor will either prescribe a custom-molded insert. We would use this foam impression box to get an impression of both of your feet, or we will prescribe you a heat-mold insert which will actually mold to the heat from the bottom of your foot over a period of 7 days.

When picking out a shoe, I will help you try to pick out the one that’s right for your condition. I will use a device to measure the length and width of your foot so we make sure your shoe fits you properly. I will prepare all of the necessary paperwork to send over to your primary care doctor that they will need to sign in order to get your shoes. Whenever I receive your shoes, I will give you a call and you can come in and try them on and make sure they’re fitting properly. At that time, when you take home your shoes, you have six months, no questions asked, to bring them back, if you need to return them.

If you have any questions, please give us a call. Thank you for being our patient. We are honored to be a part of your healthcare team.

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"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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