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How to Exercise for Weight Loss With Foot Pain

Tuesday, 13 December 2022 00:00

Different people will respond to different exercise regimens when they want to lose weight and are challenged with foot problems. Beyond figuring out which exercises will work best, it may be hard to stay motivated. Pilates is one such program that can provide a total body workout of strength and flexibility while not taxing the feet. Swimming can also be a good alternative to the weight-bearing of traditional walking or running to lose weight. Weight training, and a program that incorporates at least one exercise for each direction that the joints of the body move should be sought. If you are having trouble losing weight because you suffer from foot pain, it is suggested that you seek evaluation and treatment from a podiatrist. The quicker the core issue is tended to, the faster and easier it will be to get back to exercising and lose unwanted weight.

Obesity has become very problematic at this point in time and can have extremely negative effects on the feet. If you’re an obese individual and are concerned about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Foot & Ankle Associates of Maine. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Obesity and Your Feet

Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling. Being overweight is one of the main contributors to foot complications.

Problems & Complications

Extra Weight – Even putting on just a few extra pounds could create serious complications for your feet. As your weight increases, your balance and body will shift, creating new stresses on your feet. This uneven weight distribution can cause pain, even while doing the simplest tasks, such as walking.

Diabetes – People who are overweight are at serious risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which has a drastic impact on the health of your feet. As you get older, your diabetes might worsen, which could lead to loss of feeling in your feet, sores, and bruises. You could also become more prone to various infections.

Plantar fasciitis – Pressure and stress that is placed on muscles, joints, and tendons can trigger plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of tissue that forms along the bottom of the foot. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Brunswick, ME . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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