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Archive for January, 2019

A Guide to Diabetic Footwear

The feet are the foundation of the body and when they are out of balance they cannot provide the support the body needs. This affects the lower parts of the body resulting in ankle, knee, leg, and lower back pain. The feet are particularly at risk in those suffering from diabetes and should be well cared for by wearing proper diabetic footwear.

At Excel, we have a full line of diabetic footwear and custom inserts to keep diabetic patients walking in comfort. Our highly skilled practitioners understand how different types of diabetic shoes, orthopedic shoes, and surgical shoes in combination with biomechanical orthotics helps to solve foot problems in diabetics. We use cutting-edge technology combined with experience to create a better quality of life for our patients.

Technology is constantly changing and improving the products available to us we consistently seek to expand our knowledge in order to provide our customers with the best options available. Our innovative technologies are led and utilized by an expert team of certified technicians and practitioners. An example of this leading-edge technology is digital scanning that captures the most accurate model of a patient in order to provide the best solution for foot and general health problems.

Diabetic Shoes

Off the shelf diabetic footwear and custom-molded diabetic shoes feature modifications that include wedges, lifts, and rocker soles.

Diabetic Insoles

Diabetic insoles serve the purpose of evenly distributing weight over the whole plantar surface of the foot, alleviating pressure on areas that may be painful or sensitive. These insoles improve the overall alignment of the feet, lower limb, and ankle complex and can also accommodate and correct for deformities. Categories in these foot orthoses include corrective, accommodative, soft, semi-rigid, and rigid.

CROW – The Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker

An orthosis is a brace custom-fabricated to maintain the foot in a plantigrade position for better ambulation. It protects the skin and joints by uniformly distributing or transferring weight across the entire foot area until the pathology has reached a stage of coalescence (blending or fusion of parts).

Excel TORCH Walker

The TORCH Walker combines the functionality and accommodation of custom-molded footwear with the positioning and support of a traditional AFO. Standard features include a rocker base with SACH heel and a triple-density custom insole. It offers a wide range of options and modifications that are diagnosis-specific to address any complex conditions of the lower extremities. The Velcro lace closure creates a perfect fit and it is fully adjustable to accommodate fluctuating edema. This 100% customized device is a superior alternative to the Excel CROW Walker and can accommodate any issue with the lower extremities. Better outcomes are achieved by increased patient compliance.