Without feet, we couldn’t walk. Ok, through the use of prosthetic feet, maybe we could, but the moral of this story is that we need to take care of our feet in order for them to take care of us. Our feet get us from point A to point B. Our feet help us run through the backyard with our children, tossing the football on a brisk fall afternoon. Our feet help us climb several sets of stairs when the elevator malfunctions in a downtown corporate building. Taking care of our feet goes far beyond washing. Adding a pair of therapeutic shoes to your stash of medical supplies may be just what the doctor ordered for the long-term health of your feet.
Therapeutic shoes are available for men, women and children, and for a variety of reasons. The most common type of these medical supplies was developed to assist with two similar foot conditions: Pes Cavus and Pes Planus. Pes Cavus is the medical term for a high arch, while Pes Planus is the medical term for a low arch. In either case, a therapeutic shoe would benefit the wearer by correcting the issue with the arch. Since the foot bears a considerable amount of weight on a daily basis, it is important to examine arch issues and invest in the medical supplies necessary to ensure that the foot absorbs the body’s weight as it was naturally designed to do.
Diabetics are notorious for circulation issues, amongst a variety of other ailments relating to the disease, according to medical news. Having the proper therapeutic footwear, for the diabetic, is essential to daily living. The foot, which connects to the leg, which connects to the pelvis, which connects to the torso, and so on and so forth, plays a major role in continuing circulation. When the diabetic does not wear proper footwear, further deterioration of their health can occur.
Infections may be prevalent, foot ulcers may develop and sadly, they may run the risk of even losing a foot due to poor circulation, which is why it is critical to find a pair of shoes that are composed of soft leather and offer a more rounded toe. A nice supportive athletic shoe may also be the answer to circulation problems. One type of shoe to definitely avoid, however, if you are prone to foot and circulation problems is the high heel. Save that shoe for the ladies who don’t mind ending the day with back pain and sore feet.