FAQs about Diabetic Foot Care

We understand that you’ll have lots of questions as you begin or continue the process of  caring for diabetic feet.  These questions and answers are common but certainly not all-inclusive. 

If you have specific questions, feel free to contact us.

PLEASE NOTE:  these FAQs are meant to be used for educational purposes.  They are not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease.


What are off-loading devices for diabetics?

Offloading refers to pressure modulation in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.  At Sunshine P&O, we custom fit offloading devices such as foot braces and therapeutic footwear to redistribute weight away from specific areas. We also provide Custom and OTS (Off the Shelf) Shoes for Diabetic needs.

What are CROW Walker boots?

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.

What are prosthetic fillers?

Prosthetic fillers also known as orthotics because they are insoles which contain padding to replace the missing toes.  They are custom fit by Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics to  minimize patient discomfort and allow natural walking by improving balance.  They can be prescribed for  partial, transmet, or Symes amputations.

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