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By Joseph Stuto, DPM
April 20, 2020
Category: foot care tips

Feet are complex structures designed to make us mobile and execute our movements swiftly. They face the maximum risk by carrying our entire weight, and yet are likely to get the least of our attention.

While we may take them for granted, our feet are usually the first ones to suffer if there is anything wrong in our body. This is why at Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry in Brooklyn, NY, our experts always advise listening to your feet.

Here are some warning signs to look out for:

  • Foot cramps are a sign of dehydration. Your body needs water and maybe lacking some essential nutrients, which is why your feet may be cramping.

  • Burning feet or itchy skin is usually a sign of skin infection. Check your feet daily for any changes in the color or texture of your skin. Consult a podiatrist if you notice anything unusual.

  • If your feet are always cold, it could indicate poor blood flow in your lower limbs. This may be due to diabetes or nerve damage caused by neuropathy.

  • Plantar fasciitis can be identified if you experience excessive heel pain or you may have developed calcium deposits in your heel that also cause extreme pain.

  • Flat feet and arch pain are common especially if you are overweight. Your feet may be suffering from excessive pressure resulting in pain and discomfort.

If you feel that your feet are in pain or your movement is not easy, contact our two offices in Brooklyn, NY, at (718) 624-7537 or (718) 567-1403 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph Stuto immediately. For the safety of our patients and staff, we’re now offering telemedicine. Stay safe and keep your feet safe from harm as well. If they are healthy, there is a high chance of your entire body being healthy and happy.

By Joseph Stuto, DPM
February 03, 2020
Category: Heart Health

February is American Heart Month and at Joseph Stuto, DPM we believe that one of many ways to reduce your risk for heart disease is to maintain a healthy weight. We encourage our patients to lose weight because dropping even small amounts of weight can make a big difference in improving heart and podiatric health. 

Here are a few suggestions to keep your weight in check along with lasting results.

  • Calorie restriction— What is a good serving size? It’s often smaller than you think it should be. Getting the right food in your body is extremely important when it comes to losing weight. Measure and control your portion sizes. You may want to cut back on foods you love, but not all at once. Eating fewer carbs can significantly reduce hunger levels and lead to automatic weight loss. Eat plenty of colorful vegetables, fruits, and salads. Limit foods high in saturated fat, such as cakes, pies, biscuits, chips and other savory snacks.
  • Regular Exercise— Exercise plays a big role in the health of your heart and feet. Dedicating an hour a day to exercise can help you shed some pounds, improve heart health and reduce your risks and severity of a variety of foot disorders.
  • Being overweight or obese is a problem that affects the entire body, especially your heart and feet. Do not ignore warning signs from your feet as they can reveal signs of a more serious health problem. To learn more about heart health and your feet, be sure to talk to your podiatric physician.

At Joseph Stuto, DPM, Dr. Joseph Stuto treats a wide range of foot and ankle conditions such as arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, sprains, stress fractures, diabetic neuropathy, fungal infections, heel pain and more. Feel free to visit or call any of our offices located in Brooklyn Heights (718) 624-7537 and Brooklyn (718) 567-1403.