When was the last time you took a good look at your shoes?
The reason I’m asking has nothing to do with how fancy your shoes are…
But instead has to do with making sure they’re as comfortable as possible.
You see, according to many in the scientific community, if you’re a neuropathy patient and you’re wearing the wrong type of shoe — you’re putting yourself at risk of damaging your feet even further… (1, 2)
A serious blow to your overall quality of life.
Because not only would you be faced with a decrease in circulation and a loss of sensation…
…you’d also be at risk of developing irritation on your toes and the bottoms of your feet.
And that lack of circulation means the irritations take longer to heal.
Now, for those who’ve been diagnosed with neuropathy, it isn’t all bad news.
Those who’ve managed to maintain control of their blood sugar levels and have generally healthy feet can step out in the footwear of their choice — even high heels and dress shoes!
But if you’re suffering from a more advanced stage of diabetic nerve pain, here are a few things you should look out for the next time you take a trip to the shoe store.
•Because your feet swell as the day progresses, it’s best to shop for your shoes later in the day.
•Make sure the distance between your longest toe and the tip of your shoe are around half the width of your thumb.
•To ensure a proper fit, try on shoes wearing the same socks that you’ll be using on a daily basis.
•Avoid flip-flops, or any shoe that exposes your feet to too many potential injuries.
•Skip those rigid, leather-style shoes. These shoes don’t have very much give to them…which is a big problem if your feet are already sore or irritated.
•Whenever possible, pick laced shoes over loafers…they’ll provide a better fit and offer much more support.
•For better shock absorption, seek out a cushioned sole instead of a thin, leathery one.
•When you’ve finally selected your pair, wear them around the house for an hour or two, then check your feet for any cuts, abrasions or blisters.
Then, the next day, wear them out and about for 3-4 hours, gradually building up time to make sure your new shoes are helping you instead of being a nuisance.
Now, if you’re wondering “How will I know when it’s time to replace my old shoes?”, here’s a quick guide.
Replace old shoes when:
•The heel begins to collapse to one side
•The bottom of the heel is worn down
•The inner lining of the shoe is torn
So, the next time you visit the shoe store, make sure you have this email handy, so the clerk knows exactly how to help you.
After all, your shoes do more than protect your feet from corns, calluses, and the nerve pain that slows you down…
They can also help you live a healthier, happier life!
To make sure you’re doing everything you can to have the healthiest hands and feet possible, on top of a great shoe — make sure you’re also including a high-quality neuropathy supplement in your daily routine.
Nerveology’s Nerve Support Complex is an elite blend of 21 powerful pain reducing and nerve repairing ingredients.
Because keeping you healthy and pain-free is our top priority.
(1) “Diabetic Neuropathy – Symptoms And Causes”. 2018. Mayo Clinic. Accessed October 9 2018. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetic-neuropathy/symptoms-causes/syc-20371580.
(2) Cold, Flu & Cough, Eye Health, Heart Disease, Lung Disease, Pain Management, Sexual Conditions, and Skin Problems et al. 2018. “Find The Right Shoes For Diabetes”. Webmd. Accessed October 1 2018. https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/features/find-the-right-shoes-for-diabetes#4.