Orthopedic Shoes

Orthopedic Shoes

A patient came to see a podiatrist for foot pain. He wanted to know how to deal with his broad feet without breaking the bank. He said that wearing his everyday shoes to work does not give his toes enough room to breathe.  He must be really happy to seize the day with those new orthopedic shoes, with his feet much happier.

What Are Diabetic and Orthopedic Shoes?

Diabetic and orthopedic shoes describe two shoe types that help with several conditions. Let’s first talk about diabetic shoes. Diabetes can lead to many foot problems, such as poor circulation, ulcers, diabetic neuropathy, and more. A diabetic shoe reduces the risk of your feet facing problems by providing a comfortable, pressure-free fit.

An orthopedic shoe, on the other hand (or foot,) provides support for people with foot conditions such as injuries, wide bunions, open sores, neurological diseases, and more. Like the diabetic shoe, it provides support and reduces pain.

Sometimes, a shoe may have the best of both worlds, providing support and helping to prevent common issues caused by diabetes. As a result, there is some overlap in diabetic shoes vs. orthopedic ones, providing support and comfort.

image of gloved hand lifting orthopedic support to foot