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Obesity and your feetMichelle Schneider and Dave Dunn work while walking on a treadmill at Evolent, a health-care startup in Arlington, Virginia. Researchers are searching to combine both physical activity and working, trying to see if the combination could allow more people to burn off glucose that accumulates in the blood stream.

Michael Jensen, a researcher at Mayo Clinic is on the phone and on a treadmill at the same time. Meanwhile, Australian researcher David Dunstan uses a speakerphone to increase his mobility in his office. Both are trying to find the link between idleness and premature death. Based on their findings, both researchers have remained on their feet for most of their day.

Jensen explains that he and his colleagues at Mayo, in Rochester, Minn., were studying weight control when they discovered that some people "spontaneously start moving round and don't gain weight" when they have overeaten. "This really got us thinking about this urge to move," Jensen says, "and how important that might be for maintaining good health."

Your feet are just as important to the rest of your body.  If you think you may have sustained a foot injury or developed a foot illness due to weight you should seek out the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.

Obesity and your Feet

Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling.

Problems and Complications

Extra Weight - Even putting on just a few extra pounds could create serious complications for your feet.

Diabetes - People who are overweight are at serious risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which has an impact on your feet.

Plantar Fasciitis - Pressure and stress that is placed on muscles, joints, and tendons can trigger this, which is an inflammation of tissue along the bottom of the foot. 

Solutions 

Footwear - Specially made footwear that supports your joints, arches, and ankles, and allows room for good circulation is a great option to mitigate pressure and pain.

Orthotics - These special inserts are inserted into shoes to absorb shock and also support your arches to keep your feet properly aligned.

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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