Women's Performance Athletic Sneaker - NavyMSRP: $155.00Was: $155.00Now: $124.00
Non-Binding Copper Cloud Diabetic Socks - Crew Length Unisex White (3 pk)MSRP: $37.77Was: $37.77Now: $32.10
Men's Performance Athletic Sneaker - BrownMSRP: $155.00Was: $155.00Now: $100.75
Women's Performance Athletic Sneaker - MintMSRP:Was: $155.00Now: $100.75
Men's Performance Athletic Sneaker - WhiteMSRP: $155.00Was: $155.00Now: $124.00
Jeba Knee-High Compression Socks Unisex - Polka Dot PatternMSRP: $37.75Was: $37.75Now: $32.09
Jeba Knee-High Compression Socks Unisex - Royal PatternMSRP: $37.75Was: $37.75Now: $32.09
Jeba Knee-High Compression Socks Unisex - Damask PatternMSRP: $37.75Was: $37.75Now: $32.09
Jeba Knee-High Compression Socks Unisex - Argyle PatternMSRP: $37.75Was: $37.75Now: $32.09
Definition of Neuropathy
Of the 16 million Americans with diabetes, 25% develop foot problems related to the disease. This is primarily due to a condition called neuropathy. Diabetic Neuropathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the nerves. The most common type of diabetic neuropathy is called peripheral neuropathy and affects the peripheral nerves. Peripheral nerves are the nerves that go out from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles, skin, internal organs, and glands. Peripheral neuropathy impairs proper functioning of these sensory and motor nerves. The most common symptoms of neuropathy include numbness and loss of feeling, usually in the feet and hands.
Recommended Footwear for Neuropathy
All Apex shoes feature roomy toe boxes and removable insoles, two must-have features for those with neuropathic feet. A roomy toe box allows the shoe to fit comfortably without irritating or rubbing the foot, while a removable insole accommodates custom or prefabricated orthotics, which could be recommended by a doctor. Regardless of which shoe you choose, we recommend having your feet measured yearly to ensure proper shoe sizing. Because of the loss of sensation, shoes that are too tight or short may not be noticed by people with neuropathic feet, leading to further complications.
Best Shoes for Neuropathy
Best Men’s Shoes for Neuropathy: Men's Lace Walking Shoe - Black
Best Women's Shoes for Neuropathy: Women's Boss Runner Active Shoe - X-Last - Silver/Sea Blue
Best Dress Shoes for Neuropathy: Women's Dress Shoe Petals Janice - Pewter | Men's Cap Toe Oxford Dress Shoe Lexington - Black
Best Walking Shoes for Neuropathy: Women's Lace Walking Shoe - V-Last - White/Periwinkle | Men's Lace Walking Shoe V Last - White/Blue
Best Hiking Shoes for Neuropathy: Women's Trail Runner Active Shoe - Sierra Gray/Purple | Men's Ariya - Hiking Boot - Brown
Best Work Shoes for Neuropathy: Women's Dress Shoe Petals Janice - Black | Men's Boss Runner Active Shoe - Black
Best Insoles for Neuropathy: A-Wave Orthotic Support Insole Unisex
Best Slipper for Neuropathy: Unisex Orthopedic Moccasin Slipper Camel
It is important for diabetics to treat their feet properly to avoid any future problems. Footwear and foot orthotics play an important role in diabetic footcare. Footwear that fits poorly can cause irritation and injury. Diabetic footwear should also provide the following benefits:
- High, wide toe box (high and wide space in the toe area)
- Removable insoles for fitting flexibility and the option to insert orthotics if necessary
- Rocker soles, designed to reduce pressure in the areas of the foot most susceptible to pain, most notably the heel and the ball-of-the-foot.
- Firm Heel Counters for extra and support and stability. It is important for diabetics with neuropathy to take the necessary precautions to prevent injury and keep their feet healthy.
Cause of Neuropathy
Diabetic Neuropathy can cause insensitivity or a loss of ability to feel pain, heat, and cold. Diabetics suffering from neuropathy can develop minor cuts, scrapes, blisters, or pressure sores that they may not be aware of due to the insensitivity. If these minor injuries are left untreated, complications may result and lead to ulceration and possibly even amputation. Neuropathy can also cause deformities such as Bunions, Hammer Toes, and Charcot Feet. It is very important for diabetics to take the necessary precautions to prevent all foot-related injuries. Due to the consequences of neuropathy, daily observation of the feet is critical. When a diabetic patient takes the necessary preventative footcare measures, he or she reduces the risk of developing serious foot conditions.
Treatment and Prevention of Neuropathy
The most successful way to prevent diabetic neuropathy from occurring is to control the diabetes. It is important to maintain blood sugars at normal levels and maintain normal blood pressure. In addition to this, it is important to:
- Stop smoking
- Limit the amount of alcohol you drink
- Have regular physical exams
- Have regular blood and urine tests
- Exercise regularly