Diabetes And Your Feet

When you hear the word “diabetes” you probably think about blood sugar levels, diet or the two types of the disease but chances are, you don’t think about your feet. However, diabetes has serious implications for your foot health. An estimated 60–70% of the 3 million Canadian people who suffer from diabetes have some sort of nerve condition that affects the feet. Diabetes affects the feet in many ways, however, most of the ailments go undedicated. At HealthMax Physiotherapy, we assist those who suffer from diabetes by providing custom Apex shoes that are meticulously designed as a preventative measure to foot complications.

Neuropathy

Many of those who suffer from this growing epidemic are forced to deal with neuropathy which is a dysfunction in nerves that create numbness and weakness of the nerves. Neuropathy leads to cuts, sores, bruises and blisters that often go undetected as a result of the lack of feeling in the feet. Most people who suffer from diabetes will not be aware of these issues on their feet unless they visually detect the differences because they cannot feel the cuts on their feet. While these injuries are minor, if they go untreated, the complications are severe and it may lead to amputation. Luckily, with Apex shoes, the custom padding and design prevents issues associated with neuropathy.

Poor Circulation

Another issue that goes unnoticed when it comes to diabetes is poor foot circulation. Diabetes naturally inhibits a person’s circulation in the feet which leads to less oxygen and nutrients being delivered to tissues and areas of the feet. Other complications such as swelling, dryness, ulcers, and infections can lead to serious conditions. Apex shoes alleviate these issues as they help increase circulation and protect against infections and other foot ailments.

Apex Features

Apex is a leader when it comes to pedorthic footwear which is why HealthMax Physiotherapy carries their products in our clinics. The features of their footwear include removable layers, comfortable lining, and high toe boxes. Did I mention that their shoes are also incredibly stylish? These features protect against issues stemming from neuropathy and increase circulation, making sure that your foot health is the number one priority. Apex Footwear helps you take preventative measures when living with diabetes, making sure that you have no foot complications that often go undetected for many people.

If you suffer from diabetes and want to know more about foot health and how you could prevent complications like neuropathy and poor circulation, please visit a HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinic near you or call (416) 431–4000. We take foot health extremely serious and will get you the right shoe designed to prevent conditions and improve your quality of life. For more information, please visit http://ApexFoot.com/


Originally published at www.healthmaxphysio.com on August 4, 2016.

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