WALK RITE FOR LIFE specializes in helping people realize their best walking potential. Many people with long standing foot problems and associated musculoskeletal problems benefit from our experience and training. Our foot care business requires on average of 300 special orders monthly, as well as effecting the required modifications to footwear as needed. Our products are made in China, Germany, United States, Canada and Mexico and are subject to availability, with most orders filled in a timely manner. However, many sizes and widths needed or special products have no time guarantee. Our thousands of customers have greatly benefited by our efforts to obtain the best shoes for their needs.
Our pedorthic centers (NOT ORDINARY SHOE STORES) are not duplicated anywhere in the bay area. Our staff of salaried pedorthists offer unparalleled knowledge, service and time to the many customers we service. The many thousands of people we have helped in the last 40 years are testimony to our expertise. They are WALKING RITE and continue to benefit from our owner's mission to provide appropriate shoes and inserts to our customers and to individually modify shoes as needed.We are open seven days a week in our main store in San Jose for order pick up and/ or fitting followup or adjustments to footwear.
Foot problems associated with diabeties are a signficant portion of health risk and cost. 60% to 70% of patients have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage. Diabeties can cause impaired sensation or pain in the feet . 67% of all lower limb amputations in the U.S. result from this disease. 80% of the amputations were preceded by a foot ulcer. Costs are 5.4 times higher the first year. Costs are 2.8 times higher second year.
For many patients with diabetes, not wearing therapeutic footwear isn't worth the risk. Wearing therapeutic footwear lowered amputations by 45% to 85%.
Foot care programs may include:
- Risk assessment
- Foot care education and preventive therapy
- Treatment of foot problems
- Referrel to specialists
Wearing therapeutic footwear:
- Amputations lowered 18% after 2 years
- Custom Orthotic Insoles
- Foot ulcerations lowered to 15%
- Amputations lowered to 6% after 2 years