4770 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego CA 92117

November is Diabetes Month

Did you know that Peripheral Neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes? If you have chronically high blood sugar levels, you’re at risk for developing damage to your nerves, also known as peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy can creep up over time and is a serious condition that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Learn more about condition, the signs and symptoms, and what you need to do for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nerves – those nerves coming away from your spinal cord. Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and central nervous system to the rest of your body. But when the peripheral nerves are damaged or diseased, the communication between your brain and the other parts of your body is interrupted. This can cause muscle movement impairment, abnormal sensations in the arms and legs, and pain. When you have uncontrolled diabetes, prolonged exposure to high blood sugar can damage delicate nerve fibers. While it’s not entirely clear why this occurs, high blood sugar weakens the walls of your small blood vessels that bring oxygen and nutrients to your nerves. High blood sugar also interferes with the nerves’ ability to send signals. Some symptoms you may experience with peripheral neuropathy include: Tingling or a feeling of “pins and needles” in your feet. Burning, stabbing or shooting pains in your feet. Sensitivity to touch. Even bed covers touching your feet may hurt. The feeling that you have on socks or gloves when you don’t. Very cold or hot feet or hands. Or trouble feeling heat or cold in your hands or feet. Nighttime pain in your feet....

When the Shoe Fits…

We never knew  how many people were having problems finding the right shoes until we got into this business several years ago. It has been a rewarding journey to see how people’s lives improve when we get them into a good pair of shoes so they can stay active and not hurt when they go for a simple walk. At Healthy Shoes and Orthotics we thrive to be a partner in your health. We go above and beyond not only to find the right shoes for you, but do all the needed adjustment and modification to custom fit it for you. If you experiencing any foot, knee, or back pain, the solutions could be simply a good pair of shoes and inserts. It is a non invasive approach to solve many lower body issues. We carry a variety of comfort shoes with great support from narrow to extra extra wide. Our staff is trained in proper fitting and are knowledgeable not only about shoes, but also about the human anatomy and how the footwear affects the rest of the body. You are in good hands when you come to us. We are centrally located in Clairemont and would love to be of service to all San Diegoans. Our web site is www.healthyshoesandmore.com and our phone number is: 858-256-0662. Give us a call and schedule a free...

Living Pain Free Can Increase Longevity

Keeping your body mobile, helps maintain the quality and longevity of your life. We all know walking is good for us, but feeling good about doing the walk is the key to staying young. “A decline in walking ability is a major predictor of health problems.“-reported HealthDay. Listed below are small changes with very little inconvenience…but adding them to your life brings major heart-protective benefits. Sedentary people, whether from sitting at a desk at work, or self-imposed because walking is painful or uncomfortable for the feet, have a high metabolic cost. How can you lower your metabolic cost today and keep it low everyday? Don’t allow yourself to sit for an hour straight. Try to get up and walk for as little as five minutes. Indiana University reported, “it only takes one hour of sitting to cut off blood flow in major leg arteries by up to 50%. This damages your feet and legs, and also prevents proper circulation to your heart.” Are you ready for the exciting part? “The team found that subjects who took a five-minute walk once an hour did not cut off circulation. They want to be clear, they do not mean the subject had less restriction…They didn’t have any restriction of their arteries. The subjects’ walking pace was just 2 mph., you don’t even have to break a sweat to benefit.” Washington Post. This is an easy step to add to your life. Simply make sure you have comfortable shoes that make walking easy enough to want to do every hour, and the benefit of increased circulation has the added benefit of lowering your metabolic...