Monthly Archives: March 2015

Heel Spurs and Custom Inserts

Heel Spurs and Custom Inserts
A heel spur is a calcium deposit on the underside of the heel bone.  A heel spur protrusion can extend forward by as much as a half-inch.  It is a process that occurs over a period of time.  Heel spurs are often caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments and repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone. Our body develops them for protection from constant contact in the same spot. .

Love Chili? Love awesome shoes? This is a MUST read!

Love Chili?  Love awesome shoes?  This is a MUST read!
  Firehouse Chili a great recipe for diabetics Chili powder and hot pepper sauce make this fiery dish a chili lover’s dream. The heat can be tamed with a generous amount of sour cream and plenty of shredded cheese. What makes this chili truly unique is that it is served over hot cooked macaroni, making it a real stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal. Prevent the macaroni from sticking together in an unappealing clump by tossing .

Diabetic Socks and new.dtfootwear Combo

Diabetic Socks and new.dtfootwear Combo
Do all people need to use a diabetic sock?  No, typically people who are diabetic or have major swelling problems of the foot and/or from the ankle up to the kneecap are the most common users of this type of sock.  A diabetic sock is a non-binding and non-elastic sock designed so it does not constrict the foot and/or leg. Some diabetic socks control moisture which in turn can reduce the risk of infection. .

Bunions and Proper Footwear … dtfootwear.com

Bunions and Proper Footwear … dtfootwear.com
A bunion is a painful bump that forms on the joint of your big toe.  To ease the pressure (offload) on the bunion, you need a proper width shoe for the ball width of your foot. A deep enough toe box and ball width will provide the additional room required to offload bunion pressure. Lycra is the correct upper to use to accomplish the offloading. Will bunions continue to grow if the problem is .

Callus? Call Us! new.dtfootwear 909-215-1622

Callus?  Call Us!  new.dtfootwear 909-215-1622
A callus forms as a way to protect sensitive skin from repeated friction and occurs when there is a lot of rubbing or pressure on the feet.  Calluses on the feet can develop from an improper walking motion, but are more commonly caused by ill-fitting shoes and not wearing socks. Shaving or cutting off the hardened area on the skin by surgical means or with medicines that break up hardened areas of skin are .