Frequent Foot Deformities

Foot deformities must be warily watched, especially if you are a diabetes sufferer.
Do you know that 15% of calluses develop into ulcer?

  • Blister or chafe may develop, if your shoe rubs your leg always at the same point or if your shoes don't fit perfectly. A pebble in the shoe or abrasion or a pucker on the lining, seams of your socks may all cause blisters on your feet. If you're diabetic, please check your shoes before pulling them on. If you find the slightest failure on the shoe, never put it on your leg again. You mustn't wear shoes that cause sores!
  • Corns and calluses are thick layers on the skin caused by too much rubbing or pressure on the same point of the leg. Hardened skin may develop cracks, whereby gates open before infections. Calluses are deep, bolt-like encrustations, which quasi punch the skin and may lead to the development of ulcers.
  • Nails growing inward: Edges of toenails grow into the skin. The skin can get red and infected. Too tight shoes may cause it, too.
  • Bunions are foot deformities that make wearing of shoes hard. For diabetics pinch of the shoes deserves special attention. Bunions can get red, inflamed or infected.
  • Hammertoes develop, if the arch of the foot lowers and, as a consequence, the balance of muscles becomes upset. Upset in the balance of muscles can be caused also by diabetic nerve damage. Toes rise, become pressed against the upper part of the shoe, they keep rubbing and sores develop. Therefore where hammertoe develops, little space is left in the shoe. If you have bunions and/or hammertoes, you really have to consult an orthopaedic physician to chose proper shoes.
  • Because of nerve-supply deficiencies that develop, sweat glands of the leg don't get the message to maintain the skin soft and wet. Skin dries and becomes cracked, germs get in the cracks and may cause infection.
  • Foot fungi make skin itching, red and cracked. The cracks between toes allow germs to get under the skin and cause infection. High level blood glucose feeds the germs and makes the infection worse.
  • Plantar warts are caused by a virus. Warts usually form on the sole.

Call your doctor immediately, if any wound appears on your foot.

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The Role of LBT Kft.

LBT was founded  in 1991. Today, we use state-of-the-art machinery, equipment and raw materials.  Our  orthotists and orthopaedic shoemakers are among the country’s best professionals.  Activities of LBT cover almost the whole spectrum of the supply of therapeutic devices for patients with diseases of the musculoskeletal system. The Company is also able to satisfy the demand of physicians and patients for other devices.