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By Dr. Michael Stein
August 06, 2014
Category: Foot Health
Tags: wounds   calluses   blisters   fitness   feet  

Speed walkingCrossFit, Zumba, and barre: You might hear the names of these trendy workouts being tossed around amongst your friends. Meanwhile, you’re having a hard enough time just trying to work out at all. It’s OK. You don’t have to always try the newest craze to get in shape. You can find motivation for fitness and your feet by starting small and going your own way.

Begin your program by ditching the guilt and shame! Don’t compare yourself to others or be too self-conscious. If you try to push your limits with a high-impact exercise just to conform, you risk very serious injuries like ankle sprains and stress fractures. If you feel pain during any activity, stop immediately.

Also, make sure you get quality shoes. The extra cushioning will help absorb some of the impact you put on your feet and joints. Extra support will also correct any imbalances you may have in the way you walk or run. The socks you wear should be moisture-wicking and friction-free. Stay away from cotton.

After your run, walk, or go to yoga class, check your feet for cuts, blisters, calluses, or sores. If you have any wounds that won’t heal, it’s time to make an appointment with Dr. Michael Stein. He specializes in wound care and can give you the best treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention plan to heal your sore.

Reward yourself for milestones by treating yourself to a pedicure, a new pair of running shorts, a fitness tracker like a pedometer, or a fancy nutrition and weight loss smart phone app.

You can start a plan for fitness and your feet right now! Call Dr. Michael Stein and Zeindelin Ahmad, DPM, at Foot Doctor of the East Bay: dial (925) 425-9684 for our Pleasanton, CA office, (408) 356-6767 for Los Gatos, CA, and (510) 483-3390 for San Leandro, CA.

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DiabetesYou may not associate diabetic foot care with the name, David “Boomer” Wells, but you should. This lefty pitcher from the West Coast enjoyed big league successes from 1987 to 2007. Most baseball-savvy Californians know the name--he ended his career playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but donned a Padres jersey for two and a half seasons. What you may not know is that Wells was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2007.

This formerly free-wheeling athlete (as told in his book “Perfect I’m Not”) understood that this diagnosis meant big changes in lifestyle, and he made them. According to an ESPN article, he significantly altered his diet as part of his effort to manage the disease. This is an excellent response to this diagnosis, since diet and exercise play a huge role in the management of this disease.

Another critical element is diabetic foot care. At home, this means checking your feet daily (don’t forget the soles), keeping them dry and clean, buying shoes that fit well, and wearing shoes at all times to protect your feet. However, you’re not alone. Our expert staff will help you maintain foot health through regular care and quick attention to any concerns that arise.  

Diabetes can negatively impact the health of your feet due to nerve damage and reduced blood flow caused by the disease. Infections take longer to heal, and loss of feeling may result in wounds that aren’t noticed. Finding and addressing problems fast is imperative!

Excellent foot care isn’t reserved for athletes. At the three locations of Foot Doctor of the East Bay, we believe that excellent care for your feet is a homerun when it comes to this illness. Call today for an appointment, or schedule one online.

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