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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen 4 Ways Nutrition Matters to Your Feet | 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.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT
Daniel Phan, D.P.M.

Podiatric Medicine

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

4 Ways Nutrition Matters to Your Feet
 

119817.jpgMarch is National Nutrition Month and you may wonder what that has to do with your feet. At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists, we see this as an opportunity to help patients understand that what you put into your mouth has an impact on the health of your feet. Below are 4 ways good nutrition can improve podiatric health.

1. Calcium intake — did you know that over 25% of the bones in your entire body are found in your feet? Adequate amounts of calcium in your diet are what it takes to keep bones strong. Most people recognize dairy products like milk, yogurt and cheese as primary sources of calcium, but you can also up your intake by putting more leafy green vegetables on your plate. There are also many products like orange juice, cereals and breads that are fortified with calcium. Strong bones can help prevent fractures and, when it comes to fracture in your feet, they can prevent falls.

2. Weight control — avoiding being overweight lowers your risk for many podiatric problems and foot pain. This affects all of your lower extremities. Losing just one pound takes four pounds of pressure off your knees and feet. Staying at an appropriate weight also enables you to be more active and that helps keep your feet strong and flexible and the rest of your body in good physical condition.

3. Inflammation — nutritionists are learning more and more about the connection between certain foods and inflammation. Sugar, for example, can increase inflammation and joint aches. Other foods, like fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, citrus fruit and certain berries have been shown to fight inflammation.

4. Gout Triggers — an episode of this form of arthritis can occur after a meal that includes shellfish, red meat, brandy, beer, organ meats.

Of course, a nutritious diet is just part of the plan for good podiatric health. If you are experiencing pain in your feet or ankles, make an appointment at our Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841. Our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin or Dr. Jessica A. Addeo, will diagnose your condition and can tell you if what you eat can affect your disorder.

 

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing 4 Ways Nutrition Matters to Your Feet, 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