The shape of your feet changes with age, swelling, as well as peripheral neuropathy.
One of the issues we see very frequently in the neuropathy patient is fitting shoes comfortably.
It is very easy to take for granted the role that proper footwear has on your level of comfort. That is of course unless you suffer from peripheral neuropathy.
There are all a whole host of other conditions that occur with neuropathy that can slow down or complicate recovery. This includes common things such as flatfoot or having conditions like plantar fasciitis.
There are however some very simple things you can do. Number one, visit a traditional foot and shoe store and have your feet properly measured.
The reason for this is the shape of your feet changes with age, swelling, as well as peripheral neuropathy. Muscle changes, which accompany neuropathy, are responsible for this.
The neuropathy patient should take advantage of the expertise of their clinician too. Ask questions about the most appropriate footwear for you. Learn some basics about proper shoe construction such as the shape of the last and the strength of the heel counter.
Sometimes, “diabetic” shoes better holds inserts, which your clinician may prescribe. These may also allow for better circulation and less neuropathy pain.
We find that many neuropathy patients have excellent relief by wearing running shoes most of the time. The reason for this is the combination of shock absorption and breathability is helpful for many patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy.
This is one area where consulting the properly trained neuropathy treatment specialist can be of huge benefit!
Do not ignore your shoes!
These are in fact the foundation of your daily recovery homecare programs and are very important in getting you active again, back on your feet!
Recover faster from your neuropathy treatment by wearing the very best shoes you can find!
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