Foot Pain and Weight Loss – What’s the connection?

By Dr. Michael Wald (submitted for publication through Reporter Connection 2011): 495 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 914-242-8844/ and
What about foot pain? How can losing weight help with this?

Being overweight increases the pounds per square inch (psi) upon the many bones and soft tissues in the foot. Structural changes in the foot (i.e, bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons and cartilage) result from the abnormal forces experienced as a result of gravity and the individuals body weight.  Arthritis of the bones, inflammation of blood vessels and even compression of nerves that course throughout the anatomical structures of the foot can cause acute and chronic pain syndromes resulting from, or causing, degeneration of the foot as a whole.

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*DISCLAIMER: Dr. Michael Wald is a doctor of chiropractic with a masters degree in nutrition. He is also a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Nutritional Specialist and Sports Nutritionist. Dr. Wald is certified to provide acupuncture in several states, but not New York. Dr. Wald has two board certifications in nutrition. Dr. Michael Wald earned his MD diploma, but did not complete a residency and is thus not licensed to practice medicine. The information on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not to substitute for sound medical or health advice. Information contained within this website may change at any time without prior notice. The information on this website is under copyright, 2021.