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Lilburn Shoe Repair and Pedorthics Inc.
We are an In-Network Provider of Diabetic Footwear For:
Q: What are Orthopedic Shoes?
A: Orthopedic shoes are specially designed shoes that provide support and pain relief for people suffering from pain in the legs, ankles, or feet. Historically, the shoes are designed with an eye more towards function than fashion, but today they are definitely more attractive than the selection in years past. While many people assume that only the elderly wear orthopedic shoes the fact is that orthopedic shoes are worn by people of all ages.
Q: Why do diabetics need special shoes?
A: Diabetics' feet are sometimes sensitive to pressure. As that pressure builds up, the foot is not as capable of managing the pressure and have a hard time healing from the inside. Foot numbness and burning on the top of the foot associated with diabetes is known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This causes the person to not feel pain; pain which should serve as a warning signal that the person is developing a foot ulcer.
Q: Will my insurance cover the cost of diabetic shoes?
A: Many private insurances have followed Medicare's lead in providing special diabetic footwear benefits for their policyholders with diabetes. The benefits vary from company to company, so check with your provider.
Q: What will I need to get shoes?
A: You can buy the shoes and inserts anytime. If you want your insurance to be billed you will need to get a "Statement of Certifying Physician Form."
Q: How long will it take to get shoes?
A: In most cases it will take about an hour to be fitted for shoes. An additional week to ten days to make the custom inserts.
Q: Do I need an appointment?
A: Walk-ins are always welcome, but you would be better served by making an appointment with a Certified Pedorthist (C.Ped). We have one on staff click here to contact us Today!
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