No matter where on your body you carry extra weight, it can affect your feet. Sometimes have a couple of extra cookies or cake during the holidays can really affect you, even a couple of pounds may be too much
Being overweight makes you more likely to develop foot problems, such as:
- Gout. This condition is known for causing sharp, severe pain, typically in the big toe. It can also affect other joints in your feet and ankles.
- Diabetes. Being overweight is one of the main factors that raise your risk of diabetes. Diabetes can cause numbness in your feet and can lead to ulcers, which increase your risk of amputation.
- Peripheral arterial disease. This condition is marked by an accumulation of plaque in the walls of arteries in the legs. Therefore, the flow of blood to the feet is reduced.
There are many ways to treat these problems. If you or anyone you know has experienced foot pain due to sudden weight gain visit us at Gentle Touch Foot Care. A podiatrist is the only person that is trained in a specialized field in medicine for anything concerning the lower extremity, foot and ankle, that’s why it is important for you to visit your podiatrist if there are any problems concerning your feet. If there you have any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Theall’s and Dr. Saleh’s Gentle Touch Foot Care office for all your foot and ankle needs and concerns at 973 673 – 3668.