Diabetic footwear, sometimes known as “depth shoes,” and custom molded shoe inserts can prevent many foot injuries caused by diabetes. The Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill allows qualified persons to receive protective footwear and inserts. This bill was instituted by the federal government to reduce complications associated with diabetes. The staff at our Hawthorne, NJ office is certified and trained to properly fit diabetic patients, mold the inserts, and dispense them to the patient. Properly fitted custom molded inserts and diabetic shoes can assure long-term comfort and decreased risk of complication to your feet from diabetes. Kesler Podiatry proudly offers the area’s best diabetic footwear program to patients in Hawthorne as well as Paterson, Pompton Lakes, West Caldwell, Franklin Lakes, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn, Midland Park, North Haledon, and Oakland.
Shoes for People with Diabetes
Poorly-fitting shoes will typically result in blisters and pain that usually subsides in a day or two – for most people. But for those with diabetes, poorly fitting shoes can result in nerve damage, foot ulcers, blisters that take months to heal – or even infections that require amputations. Diabetic shoes can help to relieve foot pain by providing arch support, reducing pressure on the soles of the feet, and improving protection.
In order to be covered by Medicare, diabetic footwear must be prescribed by a physician, fit by a certified organization, and fitted with a removable orthosis such as the custom-molded inserts provided in our Hawthorne, NJ office. Contact us today to learn how we can help prescribe diabetic footwear to improve your comfort and protect your feet. Call the experienced and qualified experts at Kesler Podiatry for the best leading footwear program in Hawthorne, Paterson, Pompton Lakes, West Caldwell, Franklin Lakes, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn, Midland Park, North Haledon, and Oakland. We look forward to making you feel better.