Become Aware of Foot Health During Foot Health Awareness Month
Your life is built around your ability to stand, walk, and run comfortably, and your feet are the foundation for all of that. When they hurt, it’s hard to take part in daily activities, to go to work, and to enjoy life. It is possible to reduce your risk of foot pain! Here are four tips from Dr. Eric Kosofsky and Dr. Robert Rutstein:
As with overall physical well-being, diet plays a critical role in foot health. Be sure to eat plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables. Choose lean protein sources such as chicken and fish and whole grains like brown rice. Incorporate plenty of calcium sources – low-fat dairy foods and leafy green vegetables are good options – to improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis.
Of course, diet alone isn’t enough. Exercise is essential. Go to the gym or take a walk. Try a gentle yoga or tai chi class for balance and stretching.
What if you hurt yourself exercising or you pick up a common locker room fungal infection like athlete’s foot? Injuries and illnesses happen. Happily, the foot doctors at Hartford Podiatry Group are sports medicine experts.
Is undiagnosed foot pain an ongoing problem? Custom orthotics, prescribed and provided by your podiatrist, are the answer to many common issues including atypically high or low arches.
Of course, the best thing you can do to ensure foot health is to visit a board-certified podiatrist like Eric Kosofsky, DPM and Robert Rutstein, DPM. An examination at least once a year is critical, more often if you have been diagnosed with diabetes which can cause severe complications in the feet. Schedule a convenient appointment in our modern, comfortable Hartford and Rocky Hill offices today. Call our friendly staff at 860-523-8026 or click here to get started.