Foot pain in diabetics is caused by neuropathy, or damage to the nerves in the foot. Often diabetic neuropathy results in numbness,to the point of being unaware of damage, ulcerations, or even gangrene (tissue death). For others, the neuropathy causes excruciating pain; they are extremely sensitive to anything even lightly brushing the foot. The pain has been described as burning or tingling.

Some shoe stretchers also come with holes in them that you can put plugs in to create extra room for corns or . These plugs, sometimes known as Orthoplugs, protrude out from the shoe stretcher so you can get extra stretch right where you need it.



While the most common nail fungus occurs on the Halux Valgus (toenail fungus) this can also present itself as finger nail fungus and even worse is can start to affect the skin around your nail.

Keep your feet clean and dry. Regularly wash, scrub and moisturize your feet to avoid any kind of bacterial or fungal growth. After washing/ bathing dry your feet well. If you wear shoes that completely cover your feet, such as sports shoes, for a long time, then daily wash off the sweat thoroughly and then seal the moisture using moisturizer. But do not put oil and cream between the fingers. They can also lead to fungal development.

This terrible situation is made doubly worse when the pointy shoes have heels that are over two inches high. Below two inches is tolerable, but over that is bad news. Then this force called gravity just pushes the foot hard in a real mean way and the foot can't fight back. It's trapped and can't get free. There's no way to get away from all that pressure.

How many of us go barefooted once we are inside our homes? I know I do. That is more for the cats' safety as well as my comfort (Barefoot I can tell if I am stepping on a tail and do less damage than if I am wearing three inch heels) However, walking barefoot can overstretch your plantar fascia (that is the band of tissue running under your foot) which can increase the risk of being in pain. Wear socks at the least, slippers at the most inside the comfort of your own home. In addition, if you chose to wear slippers, upgrade them to include arch support. Arch support simply alleviates aches... everything in footwear that you own should have arch support. I know my ultra comfortable boots so, another reason to justify that my Foot Pain does not stem from them.

Some shoes can be modified by stretching the areas that put pressure on your toes. Splints to reposition the big toe and orthotics (special shoe inserts shaped to your feet) also may relieve pain. For bunions caused by arthritis, medications can be prescribed to reduce pain and swelling.

These sandals provide excellent comfort. Because diabetics suffer from many foot risks, these shoes were made for them. They are good for them as they prevent debris from getting into the sandals which could hurt the feet. The heels are closed to prevent callus formation. They are made without seems as seems may scratch the skin. Custom orthotics is made extra deep. They come in a variety of colours and sizes to suit the different users.