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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen 3 Ways to Help Your Feet With Food | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Katy Statler, D.P.M.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

3 Ways to Help Your Feet With Food
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen 3 Ways to Help Your Feet With Food | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Here at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we believe that good foot health is part of an overall healthy lifestyle. Did you know that what you eat can directly affect your feet? Here’s how:

  1. Food can increase or decrease foot pain—many foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, gout and metatarsalgia are painful because a particular area in the foot becomes inflamed. Food choices can trigger an inflammatory response. In the case of gout, for example, red meat, shellfish and red wine can cause a gout attack. In general, fried foods and those high in sugar can elevate inflammation. There are also many foods—cherries, blueberries, certain nuts, olive oil among them—that can calm inflammation and thereby reduce pain from foot ailments.
  2. Your diet can help prevent common foot problems—your food choices can help you maintain a healthy weight by eating a balanced diet that limits saturated fats and sugars and consists more of lean proteins, vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Your feet support your entire body so it makes sense that having to carry excess weight is going to negatively impact your ankles and feet. Studies have shown a direct correlation between obesity and an increase in non-specific foot pain as well as a higher risk for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, arthritis and flatfeet.
  3. You can increase the strength of the bones in your feet—since about a quarter of all the bones in your body are found in your feet and they carry your entire body weight, it makes sense to keep those bones strong. One way to do this is by consuming adequate amounts of calcium through dairy products, leafy green, white beans and certain fish (mackerel, salmon and rainbow trout).

 

If you have questions about how your diet may be impacting foot conditions, ask our board certified podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullins, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel at your next appointment at our Aberdeen office.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing 3 Ways to Help Your Feet With Food, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen