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By Dr. Michael Stein
July 24, 2012
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It has been observed that obese children usually have at least one parent who is also overweight.  These children overall are less active.  Obesity is linked with many conditions, including diabetes, which can have negative effects on the feet. Seeking out the help of a podiatrist, such as Dr. Michael Stein at his practice, is another way to ensure healthy feet.

It is imperative for people to care for your feet as much as you would care for the rest of your body. For example, the following health concerns people can face with weight issues are:

Obesity and your Feet

Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, eventually, any added weight you’ve put on will cause your feet to hurt and swell. Being overweight is one of the biggest problems that can lead to complications with your feet.

Problems & Complications

Extra Weight – Even putting on just a few extra pounds can create serious complications with your feet. As your weight increases, your balance and body will shift, creating new stresses on your feet. This uneven weight distribution can cause pain in even the simplest tasks, such as walking

Diabetes - People who are overweight are at serious risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which has a drastic impact on the health of your feet. As you get older, your diabetes might worsen, which could lead to loss of feeling in your feet, sores and bruises, and you also become more prone to infections.

Plantar fasciitis – Pressure and stress that is placed on muscles, joints, and tendons can trigger plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of tissue that forms along the bottom of the foot.  The pain and stiffness involved with this condition can be debilitating, preventing you from doing even the simplest tasks, such as walking.

Solutions 

Footwear – Specially made footwear that supports your joints, arches, ankles, and allows room for good circulation is a great option. A podiatrist will help you decide what works best for you.

Orthotics – Special inserts that are inserted into the shoes, absorbing shock. These also support arches and keep your feet properly aligned. You can find these in some stores or have them fitted by a podiatrist.

Exercise – Exercise will help the pain and give your body the strength it needs to support functionally healthy feet. Exercise also increases blood flow to your feet, allowing them to remain healthy and strong. 

Most importantly seek the help of a podiatrist for foot care if something is wrong or doesn’t seem to be working. A podiatrist will help you with any questions or information needed. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to 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 ankle injuries.

Read the following article to learn more about obesity and other foot issues.

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