At Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics, we fit and customize a wide variety of quality products for Diabetic Foot Comfort and Wound Care
TRADITIONAL ACCOMMODATIVE ORTHOTICS
“L&R”™EVA Mold is uniquely molded to produce a total contact orthosis that offers a combination of shock absorption and durability. The Traditional Accommodative EVA Mold cushions the foot and is very light in weight, making it a popular choice for patients suffering foot pain from arthritis or diabetes. The orthosis (orthotic) adapts very easily to modifications customized for you by Sunshine P&O, and will comfort the hyper-sensitive foot.
“L&R”™ Plasta Mold is the original total contact Plastazote® mold, designed to protect the diabetic foot. The combination of a rigid Plastazote® base and firm Plastazote® top cover offers the patient support, balance, and accommodation. This traditional orthosis (orthotic) enables diabetic patients, including those who suffer from plantar ulcerations, diabetic foot pathology and peripheral vascular disease, to ambulate comfortably. Sunshine P&O will modify this orthotic to fit your foot perfectly.
“L&R”™ Cork Mold is an orthosis (orthotic) that offers good shock absorption while providing longitudinal arch support. The Traditional Accommodative Cork Mold, with its deep heel cup design, stabilizes the rearfoot. This total-contact orthosis (orthotic) can accommodate forefoot deformities. These orthosis are available with a variety of top covers or accommodations, and can be customized for your feet by Sunshine P&O.
DIABETIC ORTHOTIC FILLERS
“L&R”™ Prostheses – fillers will be custom fit by Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics to minimize patient discomfort and allow natural walking. They can be prescribed for partial, transmet, or Symes amputations.
“L&R”™ Diabetic Multi Density Orthotics are custom fit by Sunshine P&O to accommodate your individual foot needs- adjusting pressure and protecting the insensitive diabetic foot.
Pressure modulation in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, commonly referred to as “offloading,” is one of our Diabetic services. We custom fit offloading devices such as foot braces and therapeutic footwear to redistribute weight away from specific areas where wounds may have already or potentially formed..
OWLS (ORTHOMERICA WHOLE LIMB SOLUTIONS)
The OWLS Program is a culmination of over 10 years of clinical orthotic development – treating orthopedic anomalies that result in diabetic ulcers with custom orthoses. These orthoses complement the ongoing wound therapies and post-operative care being offered at Wound Centers.
The WHO (Wound Healing Orthosis) has three basic designs. These include: (1) WHO-Heel Relief, (2) WHO-Midfoot/Walking AFO, and (3) WHO-Forefoot designs. These three designs are only the starting point for the treatment of these orthopedic conditions and wounds. Ongoing clinical follow-up involves frequent reassessment of the affected limb, frequent adjustment of the custom orthosis to enhance fit and function, and ongoing orthotic consultation and management. Each patient is unique in his or her orthotic needs and a custom orthosis is required to optimize treatment outcomes. The shark-o is used for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers caused by ischemia, direct trauma and/or repetitive stress often found in people with Diabetes, Charcot deformity, decreased sensation and/or paralysis and foot fractures. ADO is used for ulcerations of the heel (Wagner 1+), post-operative wood care (accommodates a Wound VAC) and post-calcanectomy.
A CROW boot or Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker is designed to reduce pressure and strain on the surface of the sole of the foot. It was developed for patients with severe deformity of the foot and ankle due to acute nerve damage.
At Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics, we will custom fit the boot to your need and make adjustments as necessary.
Pressure modulation in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, commonly referred to as “offloading,” is one of our Diabetic services. We custom fit offloading devices such as foot braces and therapeutic footwear to redistribute weight away from specific areas.
We provide Custom and OTS (Off the Shelf) Shoes for Diabetic needs.
There are various ways to lace your shoes to alleviate pain caused by foot problems such as high arches, toe problems, heel fit, narrow or wide feet, narrow heels and wide forefoot, bumps on the top of your foot, a bone that sticks out or perhaps pain from a nerve or tendon injury. Changing the way you lace your shoes may eliminate or lessen the pain and help healing.
. The following are lacing tips from the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society.
Some General Lacing Tips
- Loosen the laces as you slip into the shoes. This prevents unnecessary stress on the eyelets and the backs of the shoes.
- Always begin at the bottom and pull the laces one set of eyelets at a time to tighten. This prevents unnecessary stress on the top eyelets and provides for a more comfortable shoe fit.
- When buying shoes, remember that those with a large number of eyelets will make it easier to adjust the laces for a custom fit.
- The conventional method of lacing, criss-cross to the top of the shoe, works best for the majority of athletes.
Download a brochure on different lacing patterns for specific foot problems.