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Orthotics for Diabetic Foot

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Orthotics for Diabetic Foot

Treating with orthotics for diabetic foot.

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way the body deals with glucose in the blood. In type 1 Diabetes, the body does not produce any insulin. In type 2, the body cannot produce enough insulin to deal with the glucose in the blood.

Diabetes is a serious condition. Too much glucose in the blood can cause problems with the bodies organs, eyes and feet.

How does diabetes affect the foot?

Diabetes can affect the blood flow to the foot which in turn can cause issues with sores that cannot heal properly. The reduced blood flow can affect sensation meaning the patient may not treat an injury effectively. Diabetes can have serious implications for the feet, and if treatment is not sought quickly enough, can lead to ulcers and sores that cannot heal, become infected and in the most serious of cases, could lead to amputation.

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What can you do to keep your feet Healthy?

The most important thing is to check your feet on a daily basis to check for any changes and seek urgen medical attention if you have any concerns.

Ensure you have your feet checked at least once a year by your health care specialist or GP.
Wear well-fitting shoes to prevent rubbing or the feet being constricted or squeezed. Ill-fitting footwear can cause problems for diabetic patients such as corns, calluses, sores or damage to the toe nails.

  • Have the toenails cut by a professional whenever possible.
  • Always wear shoes to avoid unnecessary trauma to the feet.


How we can treat using orthotics for diabetic foot.

For more information on how diabetes can affect the feet please visit https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/complications/feet/serious-foot-problem

JE Care can deal with all manner of foot problems and has partnered with some of the best foot orthotics and arch support manufacturers in the U.K. Along with some of the best technology companies offering state of the art scanning devices. Unrivalled by any competitor is our ability to assess objectively the influence of orthotics not just on the feet but more importantly on the spine and pelvis.


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