What Your Feet May Say About Your Health!
April is National Foot Health Month! If you’re wondering about how to improve your body’s performance when it comes to getting into shape for spring, try looking at your feet. That’s right; your feet may be the very things that are holding you back from better health!
A study by the American Podiatric Medical Association reported that a staggering 72% of Americans say that foot pain is preventing them from exercising. These foot issues are a big setback for those looking to lose weight and improve their overall health. Increased amounts of weight and stress placed on the feet lead to a host of problems. Even an extra 20 pounds of weight can significantly increase your chance of developing conditions like tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, and problems in the arch of the foot.
Foot pain, numbness, tingling or discoloration of the foot or ankle should never be ignored. These symptoms may be a sign of a more serious health problem, such as diabetes or peripheral artery disease. Swelling in the foot and ankle, called edema, is also abnormal and could be a sign of congestive heart failure.
Being able to exercise comfortably and regularly is the key to weight loss and better overall health. People don’t realize how much pressure is put on their feet when exercising! The podiatrists at Triad Foot Center recommend regular foot exams for those looking to improve their health. If foot ailments are related to a more serious or generalized health problem, a podiatrist can consult with primary physicians and specialists for the best treatment options.
Once any serious foot conditions have been addressed, including solutions like custom orthotics, patients can enjoy a more active lifestyle with less pain. Visit Triad Foot Center for your foot exam today and get back on track! Click here to request an appointment.
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