Patients with peripheral neuropathy symptoms must take care to reduce discomfort in their feet. As some of the main symptoms of familial amyloid polyneuropathy include numbness, tingling, and burning sensations, patients and their caregivers should be diligent when choosing footwear.
While diabetic footwear may offer the features that neuropathy patients need, many brands sacrifice style for function. For those who want to step outside in style and comfort, I have compiled a list of five of the most stylish shoes for those with peripheral neuropathy.
Shoes that offer extra room, cushioning, and support provide comfort for patients who have peripheral neuropathy in their feet. My mother-in-law’s foot discomfort because of peripheral neuropathy requires her to wear padded slippers. For outdoor wear, she alternates between New Balance diabetic footwear and her household slippers. She opts to wear her slippers outside when she experiences extreme burning sensations in her feet.
Neuropathy footwear may be designed to accommodate the addition of gel insoles for further comfort and arch support. Patients should be mindful of the shape of their arches when trying out neuropathy footwear. These shoes offer specific designs for particular foot types. Most importantly, patients must be comfortable while staying true to their style.