Footwear for Special Needs : Using the years of expertise in footwear technology, Hawalker has launched Hawalker Footkare, a brand that cater to diabetics and patients with special orthopedic requirements.
Diabetes damages nerves and reduces blood flow to feet. Diabetics thus are more vulnerable to foot problems. As per a study conducted by the American Diabetes Association, one in five people with diabetes who seek hospital care do so for foot problems. Minor cuts and bruises that lead to major complications and even amputation is a common scare for diabetic patients.
There are two critical movements in the walking action when the foot is most vulnerable. The first is as the heel strikes the surface and the second is when the toe lifts off the surface. The moment the toe lifts the momentum of the feet is concentrated on the metatarsal heads and distal pads of the toe. During walking, the shock transmits from the heel to the ankle and hip and then to the spine. Shocks are gradually degenerating In nature and they lead to musculo Skeletal problems.Incorrect or unsuitable footwear compound these problems and aggravate foot conditions like mallet toes, hammer toes, claw toes, corns _bunions_ calluses, erosion of heel cushion, heel fissures and heelspurs etc.
Hence professionally designed footwear Is necessary to prevent these problems. These footwear should relieve areas of excessive pressure, reduce shock or shear.A snug fit will accommodate fluctuating foot volumes and stabilization supports deformities. These footwear will relieve areas of high foot pressure and decrease the mechanical stress of walking.l Pediatric footwear for diabetic patients are capable of attenuating forces and peak pressures that act on the planter surface of the foot. These footwear play a vital role in avoiding foot problems and prevent serious infections.
By taking proper Care of your feet, most serious health problems associated with diabetes can be prevented. The MCR/MCP insole, upper lining and rigid soles used in Hawalker footkare products ensure lesser strain on skin and thus prevent the occurrence of ulcers and cuts on the feet of affected patients. A definite need for every diabetic these footwears are designed to cause lesser abrasion and the padded protection ensures lesser exposure.