One of our very own staff is pregnant and stated she is experience some new foot pain. This is a perfect time to touch up on why that is. Although a woman's body undergoes many changes while pregnant a big one to understand is how it can alter her base of gait and can possibly shift more of her weight on her heel or balls of her foot.
A sudden weight gain such as in pregnancy can lead to over pronation or flat feet. Flat feet redistributes your weight across your foot and can lead to plantar fasciitis. Additionally, swelling or edema can happen in a pregnant woman's ankles due to increased blood flow after a sudden weight gain.
There are many problems you can have with your feet, athlete's foot, marcher's foot but what about driver's foot? People who work as taxi drivers or forklift operators may experince this over the course of their career. Here are some great tips to help.
"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.
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