Approximately 15% of people with diabetes suffer from foot ulcers, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. This dangerous condition is a threat to all diabetes patients, but learning about foot ulcers and taking preventative care measures can decrease your risk. Foot complications lead to the highest percent of hospital visits for diabetics. And foot ulcers are the most common foot injury that results in amputation. Fortunately, the United States National Diabetes Advisory Board .
ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM COLLAPSED FOOT ARCHES? As Dtfootwear strives to share information with you about foot ailments, we’ve more than once raised the point that your feet support your entire body. When it comes to your feet, nothing should be taken lightly or for granted. A very common biomechanical phenomenon is Flat Feet, or Over-Pronation, which occurs during standing or walking, when a person’s arch collapses upon weight bearing. CAUSES There are many .
Read Jim Brown’s DtfootwearStory: “I reluctantly purchased a pair of the 0610 tennis type shoes. I was reluctant because of the claims AND the cost. But the discomfort in my feet caused me to hit the “purchase” button. I immediately put them on and tried them with and without socks. The comfort level of the shoe was immediate. They ARE more comfortable than other tennis shoes I have worn and am wearing! I also have a .
Your knees and hips are the largest joints in your body. They are responsible for supporting your weight as you stand and walk. If you are experiencing chronic pain in your hips, knees, or even in your lower back, shoulders, and neck, there may be a connection between the pain and the way your feet function. Walking is good for you, right? Absolutely. But beware of poor walking habits that can cause or exacerbate .
J Read this inspiring DTFootwearStory from a customer who wished to remain anonymous: “I suffer from peripheral neuropathy and muscle damage causing pain, weakness and unstable balance in both legs. Tying shoelaces has become very difficult, so I wear velcro strap shoes instead. That way I can adjust the straps as the swelling in my feet changes, but it is even painful for me to cross over to the far side of each .