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How Shoes Make a Difference if You Have Diabetes

Drs. Joel Brook and David Northcutt, foot specialists in Dallas, TX see daily how uncomfortable shoes can cause heel pain, arch pain, blisters, corns and more. If you have diabetes, these minor problems can turn very serious. To avoid problems, it is crucial if you have diabetes, to choose footwear wisely. Good shoes can be like medicine for your feet. Here are some great tips to follow:

  • Avoid high heels and narrow dress shoes as you may not be able to feel the pain and stress these types of shoes can put on your feet.
  • Skip the flip-flops as they do not provide support and expose your feet and toes to injury.
  • Look for shoes with materials that have some give and breathability.
  • Purchase a shoe that is designed specifically for diabetics. They should provide a wide toe box, be made of soft leather and have adjustable closures. They should also have depth and removable insoles to provide room if you wear custom orthotics.

If you have severe foot deformities, it may also be necessary to invest in custom-molded shoes that are made from a form of your foot. With any shoe, wear them gradually and check your feet to make sure they aren’t creating any areas of pressure.

If you have diabetes, let us help you. Our podiatric office can help you find shoes appropriate for your feet and provide any necessary treatment to keep minor issues from developing into serious complications. Call us in Dallas, TX (972) 566-7474 or Plano, TX (972) 943-3323.

Check out this helpful infographic about Why Footwear Matters for Diabetics!

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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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