Posts for tag: podiatry
ATTENTION LADIES (and all you men looking to slim down in these next few months)
Summer is coming up quick and everyone is getting back into their workout routines! Here are a few ideas for low impact cardio exercises so you don’t end up with new or worsening foot pain!
Elliptical – Get a great cardio workout while also stretching out the bottom of your foot. Take long full strides and using your arms as well will give you the most out of your elliptical workout.
Row machine – The rower is a great way to build strength and endurance without putting any strain on your lower extremity. Add resistance or go for speed and distance; either way you’ll definitely get a good sweat going!
Stationary bicycle – This one is my favorite! Adjust the seat to the perfect height to allow more or less extension of your leg depending on what your knees can handle. Usually, lining the seat height up to your hip while you are standing will give you a good idea of where to start.
Being able to do cardio without pounding down on your feet is a big advantage! All of these options have different resistances to challenge you day to day as well! Don’t forget to always stretch extensively before and after exercising to make sure your ligaments and muscles are ready to go. Make working out a consistent thing in your life and you will not regret it.
The latest National Diabetes Statistic Report said that 9.3 percent of the US population—29.1 million people—had diabetes in 2012 which results in one-quarter of them having foot ulcers. This tells of the importance that Podiatry has in controlling the affects of this vast spreading epidemic called Diabetes.
More than 8,000 amputations are performed on patients with diabetes each year in the US, and almost 50 percent of amputations are preventable. About 85 percent of all diabetes-related lower extremity amputations are preceded by foot ulcers.
Several doctors have discussed the latest treatment advances for patients with diabetes and the role of podiatry in treating patients. It has been established that podiatrist play a key role in providing proper foot care for those with Diabetes which starts with a annual comprehensive diabetic foot examination. Depending on the findings of the examination, a regular schedule of foot care should established as well.
To schedule an appointment with Gentle Touch Foot Care for any Diabetic foot care needs, Contact the office directly at 973 673-3668.
Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a podiatrist in the East Orange area, we're excited you are here. With the podiatry industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.
As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote podiatry awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including podiatry news, advancements in podiatry technology and treatment, practical podiatry health advice and updates from Gentle Touch Foot Care.
We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best podiatry health.
As always, feel free to contact us with any podiatry questions or concerns.
- Dr. Theall