"You are what you eat" is a very common saying. This is especially true with patient who suffer from diabetes. The three main type of energy sources are carbohydrates, fast and proteins. However people with diabetes have a hard time processing carbohydrates in their bloodstreams which can lead inflammation and damage to their feet, leading to ulcers.
Keeping your blood sugar down is important, however making sure your protein intake is high is extremely important to maintain muscularity and the ability to heal if you are prone to ulcers. Wearing the proper shoes and taking care of your diabetes is also imperative.
Although his injuries may not be career ending, Yoenis Cespedes' achilles tendon might take him out of the Mets during the 2019 season. His injury showed calcifications of his tendons along with heel spurring. These can be detrimental to everyone's quality of life regardless of how athletic they may be.
There are many treatments including physical therapy, which includes stretching exercises and other conservative modalities. Orthotics and shoes may also help in a conservative manner. However, if the situation is not helped with conservative measure, one should consider surgery as Yoenis Cespedes did.
Medicated corn remover pads and over-the-counter acid products to remove corns are very popular. Such remedies can be dangerous, especially if the corn is infected or the patient has diabetes or poor circulation. We strongly suggest seeing your podiatrist at Gentle Touch Foot Care before using any of those products, as the acid inside them can be very dangerous for your skin.
Corns and calluses are usually due to abnormalities in pressure points in your foot. Such abnormalities can be treated topically, but usually require orthotics to offload the pressure. Extreme cases may even need surgery to remedy the issue permanently.
Picking your shoes is extremely important, especially if you're trying to get healthy for the summer! Here are some common mistakes we make when picking the right shoes:
1.) Getting whatever is cheap - Anything that is good is never cheap and anything cheap is never good. Anythign with a flimsy insole or unfirm heel cup can lead to problems down the line.
2.) Wearing them too often - Some people use their workout shoes as their "all purpose shoes". Wearing them too often will wear them out and lead to pressure spots that cause calluses or heel pain.
3.) Wearing them too long - Shoes should have a 1-2 year shelf life. Although you may have "broken them in" the constant wear on the sole can make them ineffective at supporting your weight.
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