Diabetic & Arthritic

               Type 2 Diabetes generally appears later in life, but it is now being seen in our younger generation more than ever.  One of the most common issues for people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes is peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy affects the nerves in your feet. These nerves tell us when our feet are getting sore or experiencing pain. This loss of sensation puts your feet at risk.

                Arthritis may also effect your feet. Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that is caused by inflammation. Arthritis causes pain and stiffness in the joints of the feet.  Proper fitting footwear, along with inserts, can help with the mobility of the foot.

                 Lifestyle changes, along with proper supportive footwear, can help you protect your feet. These lifestyle changes may include stretching, exercise, and a change in nutrition.  Always consult with your doctor before making any of these changes.