We tend to think of our feet when we are in pain or when we have a problem with them.  If you have never had an open sore, you must keep them as healthy as possible in order to prevent that from ever happening.  However once you have an open ulcer and your feet are healed, and the ulceration or open sore is now resolved, it is imperative to come up with a maintenance plan that will help maintain those healthy feet.  

The doctors at Prairie Path Foot and Ankle Clinic will check your feet and your diabetic shoes and inserts.   In fact, as part of the Medicare diabetic shoe program, it is important to have the shoes evaluated for proper fit and function.  If they need to be replaced, we will work with your primary care doctor to obtain the necessary documentation to have the shoes replaced. In addition, over time, your feet structure may have changed, or your activity level may have increased or decreased, or even the severity of your diabetes may have changed.  These are all factors that directly affect the condition of your feet.  So kudos to you that you are now pain free and ulcer free; however, take the time to come up with a good maintenance plan to keep your feet that way. 

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment to see one of our doctors, contact Prairie Path Foot and Ankle at 630-834-3668. 

Daniel, within the blog there is a link to the Medicare website that explains the program and coverage. Thank you for your interest.
by Erica July 16, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Great post. Does medicare cover diabetic socks and compression socks as well?
by Daniel July 15, 2013 at 06:56 PM
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