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Lakeland Podiatrist | Lakeland If The Shoe Fits, Wear It! | FL | Coast 2 Coast Podiatry Group |

Coast 2 Coast Podiatry Group

Dr. John Bidelspach

(863) 859-4434

(888) 505-0592

Lakeland Main Office:
4973 US Hwy 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809
  The Villages Main Office:
(Just West of Rolling Acres)
Heart Rhythm Associates
781 HWY 466
Lady Lake, FL 32159

Laser Locations:
Orlando, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, The Villages, and Tallahassee

If The Shoe Fits, Wear It!

Let me tell you a short story about a 62 year old gentlemen who visited his foot doctor for diabetic care. His physical revealed poor pulse and profound numbness in his feet consistent with peripheral artery disease (PDA) and neuropathy. After receiving diabetic foot care he was fitted with a new pair of shoes through the Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill.

He was so happy with the shoes that he decided to purchase, on his own, another pair of dress shoes with a narrower toe box. Disaster struck within only two hours! By the time he got home, an irritation occurred on his 5th toe which blistered and then ulcerated. Because of his PAD and neuropathy, the toe did not heal and he ended up undergoing an amputation … all resulting from a single pair of shoes!

The number of people with diabetes has doubled since 1996. In 2009 about 4 million diabetics will develop a foot ulcer.

Here at North Lakeland Foot Clinic we specialize in the preservation of at-risk limbs, and have the latest technologies allowing us to provide treatment to heal diabetic wounds, but an even more difficult goal to attain is wound prevention.

Getting at-risk feet into appropriate foot wear as soon as possible is imperative! In 1993, the Therapeutic Shoe Bill took effect. Several studies have shown repeatedly that these shoes reduce ulcerations.

Today these shoes, which used to look like clunky “space shoes,” come in an almost endless variety of styles and colors. More and more diabetics are being purchased by non-diabetics who are interested in the best possible shoes at a reasonable price.

Finding the best shoe for your feet can be difficult. Very few shoe stores measure your feet with a Brannock Device. Some shoe sizes are inaccurate. Some styles don’t even come in half sizes or adequate widths. The heel counter, shoe last, padding, flexibility and stability are all factors that must be considered and match your foot type. No wonder more and more people are turning to their podiatrists to purchase their shoes!

Check out our display of stylish comfortable shoes and together we’ll identify and correct problem before they become disaster.

Lakeland Podiatrist Coast 2 Coast Podiatry Group is a poidiatry office providing If The Shoe Fits, Wear It!, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Lakeland, FL. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 33809 area and surrounding areas in Lakeland