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Is Foot Pain Linked to Obesity?

Is foot pain making you fat? Well, it actually could be.

According to a recent survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), 72% of Americans say they do not exercise because of their foot pain. The study surveyed 1,000 U.S. adults, 18 years of age and older.

It is probably not far fetched to draw a connection between the frequency of foot pain in Americans and the soaring rates of US obesity as reported by the Centers for Disease Control.

Other Findings

•      Americans view their feet as the least important body part in terms of their health and well-being.

•      Feet were the number one body part to experience pain, even more so than the teeth or skin. 

The survey results support the launch of the Today’s Podiatrist campaign, which increases awareness about the specialized medical training and unique qualifications a podiatrist has in treating the foot and ankle.

Foot pain contributes to several health issues. Signs of diabetes, arthritis, and nerve and circulatory disorders can all be detected in the feet. That is why it is important to seek podiatric care immediately if any problems arise.

“Podiatrists are physicians, surgeons and specialists who treat diseases, injuries and deformities of the foot and ankle,” said APMA president Kathleen Stone, DPM. “We should be part of everyone’s health-care team, but it is especially important for those experiencing regular foot pain to seek care from a podiatrist.”

If you have any other questions or wish to schedule an appointment, contact We Treat Feet Podiatry by clicking here to view our various locations and phone numbers!

We Treat Feet! That’s what we do. From the simplest nail problems, to the most complex foot deformities, we provide exceptional care in a kind and compassionate manner. We offer board certified physicians that have spent years learning the intricate structures and functions of the human foot and ankle. No knees or elbows here, only the best foot and ankle care available in Maryland.

From heel pain, bunions, Sports medicine injuries, broken bones, neuromas, hammertoes, and flatfeet to Achilles tendon problems, we have the most modern technology available to help you, including digital x-ray, diagnostic ultrasound, and vascular testing equipment.

Our physician team offers treatments for people of all ages, from infants to seniors. No foot is too big, no problem is too big, because remember, We Treat Feet!

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Sources:

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

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