Most people in Utah know that diabetics have incorrect levels of insulin. Few people know that diabetes is also a common cause for foot pain. 

Poor circulation, foot wounds or ulcers, foot infections and nerve damage in the foot can often be attributed to diabetes. Shoes that don't fit right only aggravate the problem and may even cause injury.  Specialized diabetic shoes are now available with a more fashionable appearance and help protect your feet through more toe room, minimal seams inside and a specialized diabetic insole. 

If you have diabetes and struggle with foot pain, it might be time to look into diabetic shoes or even orthotics, available at Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute in American Fork, Utah.

At first glance, custom-fit orthotics might appear to be no more than a fancy alternative to simple shoe inserts or gel pads. Why pay the extra cost? The answer is simple: Orthotics offer longer-lasting, more complete pain relief and put your foot into a neutral position, helping the foot function as it is designed to function

While you might find shoe inserts or gel pads at your local Utah mall, these temporary fixes provide limited arch support, don't improve your foot functioning and will wear out in a few short months.

Orthotics, on the other hand, provide complete foot support heel to toe and modify the functioning of the foot to a more optimized position. That means more relief from the foot pain that's keeping you from enjoying a nice hike through the Rocky Mountains of Utah.


Orthotics will also last for years rather than months, making them worth the extra investment.    

For more information on diabetic shoes and orthotics, call 801-756-0765 and set up an appointment with one of our Utah podiatrists at Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute.

Brandt R Gibson, DPM
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Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute