• Orchid Bone 9373
  • Rose Black Croc 5657
  • Rose Bone Stretch 9362
  • Rose Brown Stretch 9360
  • Rose Brown Crocodile 9186
  • Rose Copper 5655
  • Rose Pewter
  • Rose with Floral

Footwear for Patients with Diabetic on Medicare

Whether you have diabetes, arthritis or simply need a comfortable shoe that aslo happens to be stylish, P.W. Minor has the right shoe for you! P.W. Minor is the world leader in footwear for people with Diabetes, Arthritis and other specialty foot needs. They stand behind over 140 years of shoe making experience and medical research and are committed to the best shoe fit for every foot. The Shoe Clinic supplies properly fitted footwear and inserts that may be covered under Medicare's therapeutic-shoe program. this applies to people with diabetes who are age 65 and older. Government Medicare (Not HMO) may provide the opportunity each year as a covered benefit for a pair of in Depth Shoes and 3 pair of Insoles.

To use this benefit, print and fill out the form by clicking on the Read Details link.

Certified Pedorthist

A board certified pedorthist (C.Ped.) is a person who is specially trained, has successfully passed the certification examination, and has fulfilled all educational requirements. He or she has the working knowledge and experience to provide medically related specialty services that affect human beings' ability to ambulate. The C.Ped. provides footware, foot orthoses, and/or biomechanical and accommodative requirements in an effective, dignified and efficient manner, and in accordance with the direction of the patient's physician.

Offering a Line of Stylish Everyday Footwear

At The Shoe Clinic, our goal is to alleviate foot pain, establish good balance, and protect the foot from injury.
We do this by providing proper fitting footwear that includes ample room, support, and proper size and width.
A trained staff of shoe-fitting specialists and pedorthists can not only help give the proper fit, but are also trained to fill footwear prescriptions from physicians and allied health professionals.
We also offers a line of stylish sandals, casuals, and everyday footwear to meet the needs of those working everyday or travelling abroad.

Care of a Diabetic Foot

  1. Do not smoke.
  2. Inspect the Feet daily for blisters, cuts and scratches.The use of mirror can aid in seeing the bottoms of the feet. Always check between the toes.
  3. Wash feet daily. Dry carefully, especially between the toes.
  4. Avoid extremes of temperatures. Test water with hand or elbow before bathing.
  5. If feet feel cold at night, wear socks. Do not apply hot water bottles or heating pads. Do not soak feet in hot water.
  6. Do not walk on hot surfaces such as sandy beaches or on the cement around swimming pools.
  7. Do not walk barefooted.
  8. Do not use chemical agents for the removal of corns and calluses. Do not use corn plasters. Do not use strong antiseptic solutions on your feet.
    9. Do not use adhesive tape on the feet.
    10. Inspect the inside of shoes daily for foreign objects, nail points, torn linings, and rough areas.
    11. If your vision is impaired, have a family member inspect feet daily, trim nails and buff down calluses.
    12. Do not soak feet.
    13. Wear properly fitting stockings. Do not wear mended stockings. Avoid stockings with seams. Change stockings daily.
    14. For dry feet, use a very thin coat of lubricating oil such as baby oil. Apply this after bathing and drying the feet. Do not put the oil or cream between the toes. Consult your physician for detailed instructions.
    15. Do not wear garters.
    16. Shoes should be fitted by Pedorthists and be comfortable at time of purchase. Do not depend on shoes to stretch out. Shoes should be made of leather.
    17. Do not wear shoes without stockings.
    18. Do not wear sandals with thongs between the toes.
    19. In wintertime take special precautions. Wear wool socks and protective foot gear, such as fleece-lined boots.
    20. Cut nails straight across.
    21. Do not cut corns and calluses: follow special instructions from your physician.
    22. Avoid crossing your legs- this can cause pressure on the nerves and blood vessels.
    23. See your physicians regularly and be sure that your feet are examined at each visit.
    24. Notify your physician at once should you develop a blister or sore on your foot.
    25. Be sure to inform your physician that you are a Diabetic.