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Foot Solutions of Estero Providing Free Foot Checks for Diabetes Awareness Month
Southwest FL Diabetic Footwear Specialist, Foot Solutions of Estero will be providing free Pedorthic diabetic foot checks and educational resources throughout the month of November for Diabetes Awareness Month.
By: Foot Solutions of Estero
In addition, Foot Solutions of Estero will be debuting an eBook, entitled “14 Things You Need to Know About Diabetic Foot Care”, on its website, http://www.stores.footSolutions.com/
For those who have physical limitations which prevent them from coming into Foot Solutions, Licensed Pedorthist, Chris Cole may be available to make “house calls” at no charge, to perform foot checks and diabetic shoe fittings at the person’s home. To schedule in-home visits, call (239) 495-8911.
“Currently there are 26 million Americans with diabetes, and about 60-70% of them suffer mild to severe forms of nerve damage,” said Christopher Cole, Licensed Pedorthist and owner of Foot Solutions of Estero. “Inspecting the feet daily for injuries as well as having your footwear fitted by a footcare specialist is absolutely vital for people with diabetes. We will also be debuting an eBook on our website this month entitled “14 Things You Need to Know About Diabetic Foot Care”, to provide an additional resource for anyone who suffers from diabetes.”
Diabetics are ten times more likely to undergo an amputation, due to complications resulting from diabetes and neuropathy (loss of sensation). If someone is suffering from severe diabetic neuropathy, they could step on a tack or sharp object, and not even feel it. This can result in untreated sores, in which healing processes are slowed due to glucose levels.
“Diabetics can prevent injuries and infections by always wearing the proper diabetic footwear, and inspecting the feet daily. Our goal is to make sure that people have a place to receive a professional foot check, and are informed about the proper footwear. We are also a provider of the Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill, so their shoes, inserts, and other diabetic footwear are often completely covered by insurance.”
The Medicare shoe benefits are annual, and will end in December for 2011. People can find information about this, as well as diabetic footwear, by stopping into Foot Solutions of Estero, by calling (239)495-8911, or by visiting www.FootSolutions.com/
Foot Solutions of Estero-Ft. Myers is located next to Publix in the Corkscrew Village plaza on the corner of US 41 & Corkscrew Road.
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About Foot Solutions:
Foot Solutions of Estero is devoted to helping clients achieve better health through their feet and are a recognized leader in specialty footwear, running shoes, comfort shoes and sandals, orthopedic shoes, custom arch supports and inserts, and diabetic footwear. They also specialize in custom footwear for runners, golfers, tennis players, and other athletes. In addition, Foot Solutions of Estero helps those suffering from foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, and specialize in alleviation of joint pain, back pain, and knee pain.
Foot Solutions of Estero is part of the largest ranked health and wellness franchise, and locally serves Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, and Cape Coral. They carry popular brands such as New Balance, Brooks, Finn Comfort, Naot, Chung Shi, and Joya “the world’s softest shoe”. Foot Solutions of Estero has a Certified Licensed Pedorthist on staff.