diabetic foot

Diabetes can unfortunately cause many foot problems that often lead to a great deal of pain and discomfort. For example, poor circulation of the feet is often an issue among those with diabetes because it damages the nerves. When this occurs, it’s likely for one to develop peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy can make it feel like you have pins and needles in your feet. Others who have experienced this condition have also recalled a burning, tingling, or numbing sensation.

Since nerves are often damaged due to diabetes, the issue of not feeling when a wound has developed can lead to serious complications. Minor cuts or scrapes on the foot may run the risk of getting infected if the feet are not checked daily for wounds. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, which in turn can make it harder for wounds to heal. With that being said, it’s important you seek professional help for treating any foot ailments. To prevent yourself from running the risk of developing a serious foot condition, it’s recommended that you wash and dry your feet daily, cut your toenails carefully, keep your feet moisturized, check them regularly for any abnormalities, and keep your feet warm and dry.

For more advice on how to care for diabetic feet, we suggest you consult with a podiatrist for professional care and a recommended treatment plan for any existing conditions.

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Richmond Foot and Ankle Clinic is a proud supplier of Anodyne shoes. Anodyne shoes work well for patients with diabetes, as well as other podiatric concerns such as bunions, hammertoes, and plantar fasciitis.

If you'd like to know more about our selection of diabetic shoes, visit our office or call today! (937) 228-3668


  • Light Weight Outsole– All day comfort, increased durability
  • Padded Collar– An alternative to leather, our collars prevent possible irritation where the material meets your ankle
  • Padded Tongue– Prevents foot slippage and ensures proper fit
  • Lining– We’ve designed all styles with the absolute minimum number of seams. By avoiding excess seams, you lower the risk of possible irritation and complication.


  • No Metal– Metal can often irritate and damage the skin, and in rare cases, sewing needles and staples may accidentally be left in shoes and, in turn, cause serious damage. Recognizing this potential hazard, we’ve circumvented any such exposure by eliminating absolutely all metal components from our shoes. In addition, every pair of shoes is run through a metal detector prior to shipping.
  • Antimicrobial Treatment– in order to ensure our shoes are 100% hygienic, we spray the inside of every pair with our proprietary, Anti-microbial Protectant before shipping. This 100% natural, anti-fungal and anti-microbial process naturally reduces 99.9% of germ, virus, and bacteria exposure.

Precautionary Components

Each of the following shoe components, carefully incorporated into each design, help maintain the durable structure of the shoe while protecting the feet and preventing potential injury.

  • Extra Depth– Accommodates for swelling, and placement of orthotic/insert (5/16 in extra depth)
  • Protective Toe Box– Protects toes
  • Shank– Adds extra support to arch area of shoe
  • Heel Counter– Provides maximum foot support by cradling the heel to reduce over-pronation and prevent heel slippage


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