Take Charge of Your Diabetic Foot Health: Don't Settle for Less
Are you taking your diabetic foot health seriously? Don't bury your head in the sand, assuming that routine toenail clipping is all it takes to stay safe. It's time to confront this issue head-on to steer clear of potential complications.
Empower yourself with knowledge beyond what your healthcare providers may offer. Understanding Diabetic Foot Risk Categories and proactive prevention measures is essential. Did you know that Diabetic Foot complications are largely preventable? Yet, a lack of awareness among patients and practitioners often leads to avoidable ulcers and, in severe cases, amputations.
When discussing your diabetic foot health with your provider, delve deeper. Inquire about blood flow, assess the extent of neuropathy (nerve damage), and explore off-loading techniques to shield against neuropathic issues. Don't settle for generic responses; demand thorough assessments annually to maintain a minimal Risk Category and keep yourself active, mobile, and walking.
Make a proactive choice to sidestep diabetic complications. Trust in the expertise of a Certified Pedorthist like Katia Langton, who understands the intricacies of diabetic foot care and can guide you towards optimal foot health.
Don't wait until it's too late. Prioritize your diabetic foot health today for a better tomorrow.
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Custom Foot Orthotics are inserts for your shoes that can improve how you walk and align your body. They offer great benefits for your comfort and overall well-being.
Let's break it down:
1. Elevated Comfort: These orthotics are made custom to you. They provide support to your feet and therefore alignment to your body, by taking the pressure off your joints and muscles. They help with discomfort from many issues including: flat feet, high arches, bunions, and hammertoes. By supporting your feet properly, these orthotics improve your posture and reduce strain on your knees, hips, and lower back.
2. Improved Athletic Performance: If you're into sports, custom foot orthotics can help you perform better. They are designed to meet your specific needs and provide support and alignment during physical activities. They improve stability, reduce the risk of ankle sprains, absorb shock, and cushion your joints and muscles. This means you can train longer and recover faster, giving you a greater athletic potential.
3. Alleviating Pain: If you have foot or lower limb pain, custom foot orthotics can bring relief and comfort. They offer support and cushioning, by redistributing your weight evenly amongst the base of your foot by conforming to its exact shape. They help with conditions like plantar fasciitis, arthritis, bunions, and more. The orthotics can absorb shock and reduce strain on your joints and muscles, making everyday activities less painful.
4. Keeping you Active: Custom foot orthotics go beyond physical benefits. They improve your daily activities and allow you to live without pain. When your body feels better, your mood improves, and you feel less stressed. You can do activities that used to be difficult, and it opens up new experiences. They also improve your posture, making you look and feel more confident.
5. Diabetic Custom Orthotics decrease peak pressures through the feet which creates calluses and then calluses open up into wounds in the Neuropathic foot. Cushioning Diabetic orthoses are cast to the foot so they offload the body weight over a larger surface and protect the rigid Diabetic foot with layers of cushioning. These devices decrease the risk of complications progressing from Neuropathy.
So, custom foot orthotics are a great solution for foot health, Neuropathic protection and comfort. Whether you're an athlete or someone seeking pain relief, they offer significant benefits. We can help you unlock the advantages of custom foot orthotics and take the first step towards a pain-free and comfortable future!
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Foot pain can often be attributed to various factors such as overuse injuries, degenerative arthritis, poor foot biomechanics, or muscle imbalances.
Given that our feet bear the weight and impact of our daily activities, it is crucial to address any discomfort or pain at its early stages rather than allowing it to progress into debilitating problems.
Pain acts as a warning signal from our bodies, indicating potential tissue damage and trauma. Therefore, it is vital to listen to these warning signs and seek professional assessment and treatment promptly.
At Ocean Walk Foot Care, our team of trained pedorthists specializes in diagnosing and treating mechanical foot problems in the foot, ankle, and lower leg that cause pain and discomfort.
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We don’t have enough Podiatrists in Canada due to limited schooling here.
Most are trained in the United States and they don’t always return to
the Cold North! With an active, healthy and aging population, using walking as a prescription to health, Foot Specialists are in demand.
While Pedorthists do not do surgery or wound care; we are trained in the management and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities.
We can assess, fit and fabricate Custom Orthotics to assist with walking and mobility as well as protection of the Neuropathic foot.
Please give us a call today and we will be happy to help you.
Foot drop is a general term for difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. If you have foot drop, the front of your foot might drag on the ground when you walk.
Foot drop isn’t a disease; rather it is a sign of an underlying neurological, muscular or anatomical problem.
Foot drop also puts extra stress on the hips and knees by forcing them to bend early in the gait cycle so that the toes clear the ground to avoid tripping over them.
Thankfully there is a new brace that fits on the outside of the shoe that will help with walking and
Please contact us today for a full assessment to see if you would benefit!
Katia Langton is trained as a doctor of Chiropractic. She is the owner and operator of Oceanwalk Pedorthic Footcare and is also the Secretary of the Diabetic Foot Stream Committee of the International Diabetes Federation and co-authored the latest IDF guidelines to protect The Diabetic foot from breakdown.