But What Would Happen if You Couldn’t Feel That Rock?
It would slowly injure your foot until eventually it rubbed the area raw and made an open sore. You wouldn’t realize that the sore was there, because you couldn’t feel it.
Now remember, diabetic neuropathy also reduces your blood flow. This reduces your ability to heal. So not only do you have that sore in your foot, your body cannot heal it properly.
This is Why Diabetic Shoes are SO Important!
In fact, they are so important that Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans will cover a pair of DIABETIC SHOES with inserts EVERY YEAR for those who have diabetes and suffer with foot issues!
Total Body Therapy & Wellness understands that mobility and quality of life are of vital importance. We want to better help our patients with diabetes by preventing complications of Diabetes. It is proven that patients with diabetes are largely at risk for Infections, Ulcers and Amputation. Good foot care and proper footwear will greatly decrease this risk while also enhancing comfort and mobility.
TBTW has become a Certified Fitter of Therapeutic Shoes through the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics. This way we can provide our community with Diabetic Shoes and custom inserts.
Currently only 20% of eligible patients are taking advantage of this opportunity!