People with diabetes are at risk for a number of health complications, including diabetic neuropathy, a condition that causes numbness and/or pain in the lower legs and feet. Diabetic neuropathy may be prevented and symptoms managed with blood sugar maintenance and proper foot care.
Foot Care for Diabetic Neuropathy Prevention & Treatment
Diabetic neuropathy often presents as numbness in the legs and feet, so people may develop sores without even noticing. These sores may become infected, causing even more problems. To prevent serious foot health issues, people with diabetes should:
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle—stop smoking, eat a balanced diet and get regular exercise
- Check feet daily for cuts, scrapes, bruises, etc. If healing is slow or the sores get worse, schedule an appointment with your doctor.
- Get an annual exam during which your doctor thoroughly examines your feet.
- Wear shoes that prevent sores and injury.
The right footwear can also provide pain relief from diabetic neuropathy. With less pain, people with diabetes can keep up their active lifestyle, which is essential to maintaining overall health.
Footwear for Diabetic Neuropathy Prevention & Treatment
Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear® may be the right footwear for people with diabetic neuropathy. The patented technology and innovative design provide ®both immediate pain relief and promote foot health. Z-CoiL shoes are designed to protect the foot, leg and back from all types of impact and stresses including cuts, scrapes, bruises, etc.
Because the diabetic foot is often without feeling, the fit of the shoe, particularly in the forefoot, is extremely important. Ensuring there is no rubbing or friction inside the shoe cavity is critical. Although Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear is not considered an extra-depth shoe, all Z-CoiLs have an extra wide toe box, which is very accommodating to the diabetic or sensitive foot. All Z-CoiL shoes feature a removable insole, and special inserts designed for the diabetic foot easily fit into many Z-CoiL styles. When choosing a shoe for diabetic neuropathy treatment, always follow the advice of your healthcare provider.
All Z-CoiL products come with a 30-day risk-free trial. If your shoes do not provide effective pain relief from diabetic neuropathy, we’ll take them back, no questions asked.
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