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Celebrity cook Paul Deen, known for her tasty but not so healthy dishes, announced that she had diabetes back in January. Since then, Paula Deen has lost 30 pounds by making healthier choices.

Diabetes is often a serious problem for those who suffer from obesity.Managing both your diabetes and weight will help improve not only your foot health, but the overall health of your body as well. Seeking the help of a Chiropodist and Foot Specialist, like Marz Hardy, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE of Academy Foot & Orthotic Clinics is a smart way to ensure that your feet stay healthy while you manage your weight.

Obesity and your Feet

Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling. Being overweight is one of the main contributors to foot complications.

Problems & Complications

Extra Weight– Even putting on just a few extra pounds could create serious complications for 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, even while doing 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. You could also become more prone to various 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 so debilitating that the act of walking becomes an issue.

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. A podiatrist will help you decide what works best for your specific needs.

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

Exercise– Exercise will help alleviate the pain and give your feet the strength it needs to support your body. 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 about barefoot running, please feel free to contact our office which is located in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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