A Step Up Podiatry, LLC
Ankle and Foot Surgeon located in Manalapan, NJ
If you’re dealing with any kind of diabetic foot care issues, diabetic shoes can be one of the best ways to protect your feet and overall health. At A Step Up Podiatry, LLC, in Manalapan Township, New Jersey, well-known podiatrist Sanjay Gandhi, DPM, offers a wide range of diabetic shoes that are custom-made for your particular issues and needs. Call A Step Up Podiatry now, or click the online appointment scheduler for help today.
Diabetic Shoes Q & A
How are diabetic feet problems diagnosed?
At A Step Up Podiatry, LLC, Dr. Gandhi considers your medical history, discusses your symptoms, and carefully examines your feet in detail.
Dr. Gandhi also has on-site vascular and nerve testing equipment to diagnose problems related to diabetic feet. If you have diabetic foot issues, he can prescribe a healing plan, along with diabetic shoes to encourage optimal foot health.
Why should I get diabetic shoes?
One of the most common foot problems caused by diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, can cause numbness in your feet as a result of nerve damage. Many diabetes sufferers end up developing foot injuries or even ulcers because they don’t feel it when their shoes are pinching, constricting, and/or rubbing their feet too hard. This can lead to severe problems, possibly including amputation, if not addressed in the early stages.
Additionally, diabetes sufferers are prone to slow healing because of poor circulation. This can mean that foot wounds are quite difficult to heal. Ordinary shoes often put a lot of pressure on both the top and bottom of your foot, which could greatly aggravate your already delicate skin.
If you’re experiencing any diabetic foot problems like peripheral neuropathy, slow-healing wounds, or other chronic issues like bunions, ingrown toenail, or hammertoe, Dr. Gandhi may recommend diabetic shoes to give you the extra protection and support you need.
What are the options for diabetic shoes?
Dr. Gandhi offers a wide range of diabetic shoe customizations, including in-depth shoes with extra room on the bottom, healing shoes made to relieve pressure where you have wounds, shoes that accommodate your custom orthotics, and other options.
All diabetic shoe options at A Step Up Podiatry, LLC, are breathable, sturdy, comfortable, and stylish.
How often should I have diabetic foot care?
It’s important to schedule diabetic foot care appointments with Dr. Gandhi at A Step Up Podiatry, LLC, at least once a year. This is a separate appointment from your regular diabetes management with your medical doctor. Diabetes causes such serious problems with the feet that it’s vital to stay ahead of the problems.
Always bring your diabetic shoes along to your diabetic foot care appointment if you aren’t wearing them at the time. Like any other shoes, diabetic shoes can wear down and require replacement on a regular basis.
Generally, most insurances and Medicare cover the cost of one new pair of diabetic shoes per year if you qualify.
Call A Step Up Podiatry, or click online booking to schedule diabetic foot care from a team that treats you like family.