Picture your calf’s and knees resting on a foundation (your feet). If your foundation is supporting all of the weight on the outside (Supination) it throws the middle support column (Calf’s) out of kilter which then wears the cartilage towards the outside of the knee. If you can imagine leveling up the crooked foundation until all the weight is spread even (as in the first picture), the ankles and knees will rotate inward, taking pressure and applying it in the proper location . Not only does this straighten up the whole body through the hips and back. It commonly relieves pain in the knees hips and back. Even if the cartilage is worn down to bone on bone in the knees, it is common to have the knees realigned, to where a cartilage area is now absorbing the wear and tear. This is why we have so many people rave how our inserts have changed their lives. It’s usually a combination of things. My feet feel better, my knees don’t ach as much and my back pain is much better. It all starts with a good foundation!
It is typical to take measurements of the Ankle, Calf and sometimes Thigh, depending on the type of compression stocking. Take measurements first thing in the morning, never in the evening, legs could be swollen and or inflamed. Use a “Tailors Tape, Sewing Tape”, if you don’t have a sewing tape use a piece of string. Wrap it around your calf for example, then hold it next to a Yard Stick or Tape Measure, this will give you an accurate measurement.
Therapeutic shoes, often called Ultra Depth Shoes, are deeper than traditional shoes. Typically there are less sewing seams. All of this is to reduce abrasions from foot friction, eliminating or reducing blisters and or skin tears. These can be traumatic for a diabetic or anyone with a foot condition. The extra space can help with compression stockings, many elderly people wear these, their legs tend to swell. If you need or desire a custom made insert a therapeutic shoe is needed because the insert is much thicker. When you look at our shoes they appear to be the same as any shoe purchased from a shoe store, this is not by accident, our shoes were designed to be stylish and not stick out as clunky Medical Shoe.
Depth-inlay shoes, featuring an extended toe box, lightweight design, and reinforced heel counter offer more supportive and stylish diabetic footwear. Often made from soft leather for stretch and comfort provides extra room for active diabetic patients who have a need for comfortable shoes.
Maintaining an active lifestyle is essential to managing diabetes. Excessive pressure on feet without proper diabetic footwear can make living actively difficult. Diabetics are at an extremely increased risk of developing serious foot disorders and diabetic shoes will help manage foot problems associated with diabetes. Foot problems are the most common diabetes complication leading to hospitalizations.
Stride Lite’s mission is to provide quality Diabetic Shoes, Custom Inserts, Foot Orthotics, and AFO’s at the most reasonable price possible. We believe that our commitment to exceptional customer service, products, and programs has allowed us to earn the trust of our customers.
Stride Lite sets the standard in the industry for solutions regarding ALL Lower Extremity needs. Our State-of-the-Art Central Fabrication Lab features cutting edge technology capable of meeting all of your Footwear, Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO), and Custom Foot Orthotic expectations. All products are developed under the supervision and workmanship of Orthotists and Pedorthists that signify over 50 years of experience. Stride Lite stands proudly behind the craftsmanship and quality of all our products.