of us are either unaware or choose to ignore the link between the food choices
we make and the health of our feet. In recognition of National
Nutrition Month, the experts at Step by
Step Family Foot Care would like to reinforce
the importance of a nutritious diet as a way to keep your feet healthy and
performing at their optimal level.
are a few tips to consider when you are finalizing your menu:
- Go green! Eat various
leafy vegetables to provide you with the necessary nutrients to strengthen your
immune system and keep you healthy. Spinach, kale, soybeans are good sources of
calcium and vitamin D.
- Fill your plate
with colors. Consuming a combination of produce, along with seasonal fruits and
vegetables, will give your body a holistic boost. Not only will this replenish
all your nutrient requirements, but you will feel fresh and upbeat.
- Go nuts! Delight
your taste buds with a range of nuts like almonds and walnuts.
- Experiment while
cooking. Explore cuisines from around the world and select all the healthy
recipes. Try making new dishes at home and enjoy a family meal together.
- Change your
method of cooking. Avoid deep-fried foods as they tend to increase your
cholesterol levels. You can always switch to baking or steaming for a change of
Eating a nutritious diet is essential to maintain your body weight and prevent your feet from being overburdened. Excessive weight puts undue stress on your lower extremities, increasing your chances of problems like flat feet, heel and arch pain, ankle sprains, arthritis, and more.
learn more about various health risks and their preventive measures, feel free
to consult our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Debra B. Manheim. In case of pain or discomfort in your lower extremities, schedule an appointment by calling our office in
Parsippany, New Jersey, at (973) 917-3785 right away.
is National Nutrition Month and we at Step
by Step Family Foot Care would like
to urge our patients to monitor what they eat, as that has a direct impact on
the health of your feet.
feet carry your body weight and allow you to move around. What you eat will not
only provide nutrition for your feet but will also maintain your weight, so
that your feet are not overly burdened.
Dr. Debra B. Manheim has some useful tips to ensure that your feet are safe and healthy:
- Keep moving; however,
go slow and steady. It is important to exercise, make sure that your feet and
ankles are flexed and stress-free before you begin. Moreover, if you are
springing into action after a period of idleness, be sure to start slowly and
proceed to more intense workouts gradually.
- Use orthotic
inserts to support your heels and arches. Customized orthotic inserts are more effective than over-the-counter orthotics, as they
are made to fit the shape of your feet alone. Not only do they support your
feet by redistributing pressure, but they also correct your posture and fix
- Your bones need
to be strong and healthy if you want your feet to be pain-free. Ensuring that
your diet plan includes multi-vitamins, especially vitamin D and calcium, is
integral for stronger bones.
- Examine your feet
regularly to check for any warning signs such as numbness, swelling, redness,
discoloration of toenails, thickening of the skin and more. Poor circulation
causes numbness and may be a sign of diabetic neuropathy. Swelling may indicate water retention or high blood pressure.
Changing colors or texture of the skin and toenails is a sign of an infection
that should not be ignored.
healthy diet and a regular workout routine are ideal measures for healthy
living. If you would like some more information in this regard or have any
questions for any of your foot conditions,
visit our office in Parsippany,
NJ or contact us
at (973) 917-3785 to schedule your appointment