In 2013, the BBC reported that diabetes affected over 3 million people in the UK, their report also indicated that the Charity – Diabetes UK predicts that this figure could rise to 5 million by 2025. Diabetes is a potentially debillitating disease and Diabetes UK state that “neuropathy is one of the most common diabetic complications and is estimated to affect around 60% to 70% of people with diabetes. Prevalence is higher in patients with poor blood sugar control, higher levels of blood fat and blood pressure, and who are obese and/or over the age of 40.”
Diabetic foot conditions can occur due to a combination of causes, primary amongst these is poor circulation and neuropathy. Diabetic Neuropathy can result in a reduction of ability to feel pain, heat and cold. If you suffer from neuropathy, you will know that you can develop cuts, scrapes, blisters or sores that you may not be aware of due to reduced sensitivity.
As a diabetic it is very important for you to take precautions to prevent foot related injuries. Daily checks of your feet are critical and by taking preventative footcare measures, you will significantly reduce the risks of serious foot conditions.
Recognising The Signs
After a full day of standing and walking and working and exercising comes the time to relax and most people kick off their shoes and hit the couch and that’s when the problems start. The calf muscle tightens which then pulls on the Achilles tendon and the Plantar Fascia. That puts pressure on the arch when a person then stands up, you can see how much force is applied on the Plantar Fascia as the foot stretches and straightens. This, often and expectedly, causes minor tears of the Plantar Fascia. Once a tear becomes inflamed, pain follows as surely as night follows day.
Why Is Foot Care So Important?
Peripheral neuropathy makes the foot incredibly vulnerable – hence foot care is very important.
Instantaneous custom support is provided as a result of constant shape shifting of fluid reacting to pressure. The movement of fluid to the areas needing greater support also serves to stimulate feelings of comfort much like a massage. And, just like what you get from a good foot massage, you will enjoy increased circulation and better oxygenation. That means reduction of swelling from pooling of blood in your feet and legs. HappyFeet Massaging Insoles put you squarely on the road to healthier feet.
How Can HappyFeet Insoles Help ?
Clinical testing proves HappyFeet fluid filled insoles in conjunction with an orthotic arch support provide relief from poor circulation (which is a common consequence of diabetes) and neuropathic pain.
- HappyFeet increase return (or venous) blood flow from the feet of test patients by an average of 54%. Increased blood flow delivers more oxygen. Increased oxygenation speeds healing.Redistributes body weight to eliminate pain, pressure, and fatigue leading to Plantar Fasciitis.
- Test patients in clinical studies produced the following remarkable results from wearing HappyFeet:
- As much as 115% increase of circulation
- 78% observed reduction of foot pain
- Leg pain dropped significantly in 69%
- Back pain eased in 72%
- Knee pain reduction ranged from 71% to 100%
In addition to improved circulation and reduction of pain in feet, legs, backs and knees, test patients recovered 49% faster from end-of-the-day fatigue.
The overall satisfaction rate exceeded 96%!