This New Year, let’s resolve to be more careful and protective of our feet. While many of you would be all set for your get-in-shape plans, don’t forget that your feet as much attention if not more.
Exercising and maintaining a healthy weight is not only good for your body, but it also reduces the burden on your feet and prevents many foot issues like flat feet, heel pain, plantar fasciitis and the like. However, don’t let this be a jump, start, halt and forget the routine.
Before you start, here a few things to consider:
Get yourself the correct footwear: make sure it is comfortable and shock absorbent. That means it should provide extra support for your heels and arches so that they don’t come under undue stress or pressure.
Make an appointment with your foot doctor and get your feet examined before you kick start. It is best to know the state of your feet so that you don’t suffer from any painful conditions later on. Checking to see if any existing condition like ankle sprains, injuries or infections is under control is equally important.
- If you have diabetes, it is best to consult our podiatrist Dr. Joseph Stuto who will examine your feet and devise a customized food and exercise plan that is essential for your needs.
If you have any questions or doubts about your fitness or the condition of your feet, feel free to call any of our offices located in Brooklyn Heights (718) 624-7537 and Brooklyn (718) 567-1403 today. Remember, if your feet are happy, you will be happy too!