Are Your Feet Making You Fat?

By Christopher M. Cole, L.Ped

Foot pain can be a serious problem.  It can often cause you to give up on exercise that has simply become too painful.  Many people find themselves with feet propped up in front of the TV as a standard activity, because their pain prohibits them from doing anything else.   It’s time to ask yourself…are your feet making you fat?

Ever wonder how much damage you are doing when you walk to work in sky-high heels or scuff through errands in flip-flops? The shoes you wear can make you feel slim, sexy, and stylish—or they can leave you wincing in pain.

A recent survey found that people reported pain in their feet more often than any other part of the body. More than toothaches, knee problems, and even back pain. With 72% of Americans not exercising because of foot pain, Foot Solutions of Estero provides ways to alleviate foot pain and get you back to exercising.

Aching feet can keep you from exercising, which can lead to weight gain. Being overweight can stress your bones and muscles, and put extra stress on your feet and ankles. This can cause tendon inflammation in your feet, pain in your heels or toes, and other foot problems. Yet, a recent study on foot pain found that people only visit a doctor when the problem impacts their lifestyle, causes extreme pain, or requires surgery.

If foot pain is hindering your activity level, don’t wait around.  Often, these issues only get worse, and snowball into becoming more sedentary and gaining even more weight.  In many cases, simply getting the right shoes or orthotics shoes can help get you back on your feet without surgery.

Many Americans rank their feet as the body part of lowest importance, yet the one that causes them the most pain and discomfort.   It is critical to pay attention to your feet and wear proper shoes that can eliminate and prevent further pain and health problems.

Most people would agree that, like having a good mattress, good shoes are important to one’s well being, since many hours are spent bearing weight on them. Yet, people frequently buy ill-fitted shoes for fashion, price, or other reasons, and then keep wearing the shoes until they are worn out, because they have just become “broken in.”

As the country’s obesity rates continue to soar, this makes treating foot pain imperative.  If you are one of the many Americans who are unable to get the exercise you would like, due to foot problems, visit a footwear expert at Foot Solutions Estero today.  There’s no reason to continue living in discomfort and missing out on activities due to foot pain.

Through a thorough assessment the proper footwear or custom inserts can be recommended to alleviate or eliminate foot, knee, and back pain.
Once fitted with proper shoes, you will be amazed at how quickly the pounds fall off!

Let Foot Solutions Estero guide you to feel better and live better in 2015. Call today for a free foot analysis to see how we can get you moving. Foot Solutions is next to Publix in the Corkscrew Village plaza on the corner of U.S. 41 and Corkscrew Road.

Foot Solutions Estero expert staff is
carefully trained to evaluate your pain, pinpoint problems, and recommend
customized solutions. We can help people with a variety of problems and conditions, including:
• Anyone whose feet hurt
• Those living with arthritis and diabetes
• People whose doctors recommend special shoes or inserts as part of their treatment plan
• People with hard-to-fit feet
• Walkers and runners
• People who stand all day for work
• People who are experiencing back pain or pain in their joints
• Athletes looking for a competitive edge

Foot Solutions Estero
(239) 495-8911

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