Nutrition & Feet
You may have never even thought that your diet could affect the overall health of your feet but it can! Most of the time, efforts with proper nutrition are used to keep diseases away, shrink our waistlines or help us live a longer, healthier life. These are great reasons, but our feet also reap the benefits of good nutrition.
Foot specialist, Dr. Sanjay Patel, treats all foot and ankle conditions, many of which can be worsened, improved and/or prevented with the right eating habits. Here is some information highlighting the relationship between nutrition and your feet:
The simply truth is that the more weight you carry, the more stress your feet have to bear. Keeping your weight at a healthy level will help avoid problems such as heel pain and plantar fasciitis.
This is a condition where the wrong foods can have a significant impact on foot health. High glucose levels can damage nerves in the feet leading to a condition called neuropathy.
Pain and Inflammation
Many of the foods that are staples in restaurants and kitchens can actually increase inflammation and pain in your feet.
Getting enough calcium and vitamin D is extremely important for strong bones and to prevent osteoporosis. Weakened bones are susceptible to fractures and for older people; this increases the risk for falls and more serious injury.
If you are already on a healthy track when it comes to your diet, keep it up! If not, now is the time to start for your overall health and to keep your feet healthy and happy. If you are experiencing foot problems due to any of the situations mentioned above, please contact our podiatric office for help. Call Family Foot Care & Surgery with offices in Milford and Hamden, CT at (203) 876-7736 and make an appointment today.