Once you have seen your MD, DPM, FNP, they usually will prescribe diabetic shoes with inserts. All diabetic patients are allowed 1 pair of shoes and 3 pairs of inserts. For your insurance to approve this, you must have an in-person visit with your treating diabetic doctor and they must fill out and sign a "Statement of Certifying Physician for Therapeutic Shoes" and medical notes. What separates diabetic shoes from regular street shoes is that diabetic shoes come in widths and depths. We measure your feet and let you select from appropriate selections in our catalog. Upon arrival, we then fit them on you. These are not kept in stock. You are allowed 1 pair per calendar year.
Whenever you lose part of your foot, whether toes or 1/2 of the foot, You have a balance issue. Weight is not being distributed properly or evenly. Partial foot prosthesis or commonly referred to as toe fillers will help with that situation. This allows the pressure to be evenly distributed on your foot. It also protects the foot from pressure sores. We also add a carbon foot plate or AFO with anterior panel which holds the shoe flat and provides better function during ambulation. This give you a better roll-off while walking.
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