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Obesity May Lead To Pronation

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 00:00

People who are obese may have fallen arches or flat feet. This can happen because of the added weight the feet must endure while walking and standing. This can lead to pronation, which causes the patient to walk slightly on the outside of the foot instead of with the feet flat on the ground. Their feet may become wider, and this may be especially true of people who have been overweight for some time. Muscle mass may be lost in obese patients, and this can cause difficulty walking. Excess weight can be lost by implementing healthy eating habits and walking for approximately 30 minutes each day. This is often done slowly and will become easier the more it’s done. If you have questions about obesity, foot pain, or related conditions, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can address any concerns you may have.

The more you weigh, the harder your feet must work to support your body. If you’re an obese individual and are concerned about your feet, contact Genine Befumo, DPM from University Foot and Ankle Center, L.L.C. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Obesity and Your Feet

People who are overweight are putting more pressure on their ankles, knees, and hips as well as their feet. This unfortunately can lead to variety of different issues.

Problems & Complications Stemming from Obesity

  • When the body is overweight, it tries to compensate by changing the way that it moves. An obese person may lean forward and put extra weight on the wrong part of the foot. This puts unnecessary stress on the feet.
  • Obese people are also more likely to develop type II diabetes which is a condition that causes a lot of foot problems. People with diabetes often don’t feel the cuts and sores that they may have on their feet, which can lead to more complicated and severe issues.
  • Plantar fasciitis is another foot condition that can be caused by obesity. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the tissue along the bottom of the foot, which causes pain and stiffness while walking and climbing stairs.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Monroe Township, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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