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Dr. Anthony Weinert is a Michigan foot specialist, recognized authority and leading expert on foot health and wellness, practicing in both Warren and Troy, Michigan.

 

Do you know the answers to these questions? See how you fare around the thanksgiving table this year!

Our poor feet are often the part of our body that we don’t stop to consider unless we are experiencing some type of foot pain or discomfort. Then, if we have blisters, pains or aches, our foot health and ending the pain becomes the most important thing we consider.

To ensure you have top foot health the entire year take some time and work through this Thanksgiving foot health challenge. See how prepared you are to have comfortable tootsies while you are out walking around doing all that Black Friday shopping.

The Best Shoes to Wear for Walking Are …?
For walking any distance, and for overall foot health, the best shoes are those that have a low to flat heel, are fitted correctly and not too tight or too loose, and that provide support for the feet. A good shoe also has a wide toe box and doesn’t cramp or pinch the toes or squeeze them into an unnatural position in the shoe.

If you haven’t been professionally sized for shoes make that a priority when you are out shopping this Black Friday. You may be surprised to find you actually have been buying the wrong shoe size for years.

Socks are Important in Foot Health Because …?
Socks are an additional cushion for your feet but they are also designed to prevent rubbing and irritation. Anyone with foot problems should be choosing socks with care and with their foot health in mind. Look for socks that wick away moisture, provide a good fit without constricting the feet and toes and that are comfortable for you to wear.

Exercise Helps in Foot Health by …?
Getting your regular exercise using foot healthy activities is a part of a lifestyle that encourages weight management, increased circulation and blood flow, and helps to keep your legs and feet strong and healthy.

Routine walking at least three times a week for 30 minutes in well fitted walking shoes will help you to stay healthy and keep your feet and lower legs in great shape. In addition by walking all year round you will have lots of stamina to do those all day shopping marathons on Black Friday and throughout the Thanksgiving holidays.

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Dr. Anthony Weinert is a Michigan foot specialist, recognized authority and leading expert on foot health and wellness, practicing in both Warren and Troy, Michigan.

 

Foot problems often manifest around the holiday, in particular Thansgiving.  The question becomes why?  Is it stress?  Diet?  It could be all of the above, with a dash of danger thrown in for good measure.  In particular, with  thanksgiving foot problemsThanksgiving people ultimately think of food first and foremost- the holiday is nearly synonymous with food, despite being a time to cherish the good in your life.  With the copious consumption of food comes danger, often due to the KIND of food being consumed.  Fatty, rich foods high in sugar & fat are the culprits behind some startling foot problems associated with food: (1) obesity, (2) diabetes, and (3) gout.

Obesity:

Obesity is not just an aesthetic issue; it is a contributing cause of musculoskeletal health problems, specifically with the feet and ankles. Many people experience weight gain prior to the onset of foot and ankle pain. People carry approximately four to six times their body weight across the ankle joint when climbing up stairs or walking steep inclines. Obesity may significantly increase the impact Foot and ankle problems can be linked to an individual’s weight and body mass index (BMI). Individuals who have a high BMI (> 25 kg/m2) tend to have more foot and ankle problems, see a physician more often for foot and ankle problems, and have more foot and ankle surgery than those who have a lower BMI (< 25 kg/m2). . Increased BMI has also been found to increase foot pressures with standing and walking, and is a precursor to foot and ankle pain.

Diabetes:

Patients with diabetes have most certainly counseled on what they can and cannot eat. However, many diabetic patients present to my office with elevated blood sugar levels. Most of the time, they think that they are following their diet pretty well because they are not eating obvious high-sugar foods such as cakes, cookies, and donuts. What many patients do not realize is that foods such as bread, fruit, coffee or tea (sweetened with sugar) also elevate the sugar levels in the blood, leading to diabetic complications. In the foot, it is seen as numbness, or peripheral neuropathy, which can eventually lead to foot ulcerations, infections, and amputations.

Gout:

All of the foods below can be responsible for excessive uric acid production. Even though some do not contain purines, they can still cause the system to naturally produce uric acid. They are as follows: alcohol, anchovies, asparagus, cauliflower, mushrooms, consommé, herring, meat gravies, broth, bouillon, mussels, sardines, red meats, organ meats, processed meats (hot dogs, lunch meats, etc.), fried foods, roasted nuts, any food cooked in oil, rich foods (cakes, sugar products, white flour products), dark greens vegetables, dried fruits, fish, caffeine, beans, lentils, eggs, oatmeal, peas, poultry, yeast products.
Did you eat any of the foods listed above on Thanksgiving? Did you eat more than one of them? Did you overeat any of them?

While under a Gout Attack all of the above foods should be completely avoided as well as the following foods which are acid-forming: artificial sweeteners, carbonated soft drinks, fizzy drinks, white or wheat flour, goat, lamb, pastries & cakes from white flour, pork, sugar, beer, brown sugar, deer, chocolate, coffee, custard with white sugar, jams, jellies, hard liquor, pasta, rabbit, refined & iodized table salt, black tea, turkey, white or wheat bread, white rice, commercial vinegar.

So…before you over-indulge during your next holiday celebration, think about your body and your feet!

 

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October 18, 2017
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Dr. Anthony Weinert is a Michigan foot specialist, recognized authority and leading expert on foot health and wellness, practicing in both Warren and Troy, Michigan.

Halloween may well be the only special day on the calendar that is based around physical activity, at least if you do the traditional trick or treating routine. Even in the new styles of trunk or treating or community based gatherings there is still a lot of walking for the feet of little ghosts, witches, princesses and superheroes, not to mention that of parents, and they can get sore if not properly cared for.

The Best Shoes for Kids
Getting the right shoes for Halloween day and night while still looking cool in their costume is essential, and Mom and Dad can really help out by making the right suggestions. This is particularly true if the kids have an elaborate costume and were thinking of wearing shoes that are not their typical footwear.

Ideally try to find a shoe that is practical for a child to wear. A good quality athletic shoe that fits correctly and provides support can always be decorated to be in theme with the costume. These shoes will be warm and lightweight and sure to keep little feet happy for hours of candy collecting and party fun.

If your children want to dress up as witches, pirates, cowboys or any other characters with typically pointy toed shoes look for styles that still have a wider toe box or, for a great princess look, a very low heel with an open toe. Of course this only works if you are trick or treating indoors, for outdoors look for a royal looking pair of low heeled boots and add some bling.

Don’t Forget the Treats
The real treats for busy Halloween feet are thick, soft and moisture wicking socks. These will help the feet stay dry while also helping to reduce the risk of blisters. It is a great idea for Mom and Dad to bring along a change of shoes for each of the kids as well as a few band aides to help reduce the risk of blisters becoming worse throughout the night.

Mom and Dad should also wear comfortable, supportive shoes and top quality socks themselves. This will allow you to enjoy the entire evening without any discomfort due to blisters, sore feet or incorrectly fitting footwear.

 

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By contactus@stopfeetpainfast.com
September 06, 2017
Category: Diabetes

Dr. Anthony Weinert is a Michigan foot specialist, recognized authority and leading expert on foot health and wellness, practicing in both Warren and Troy, Michigan. He is also know as The Sole Doctor, The Foot Health Expert, and for his creation of and philanthropic work with Shoe Pantry Plus.

Individuals with diabetic neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy in the lower extremities know the pain, discomfort and sensations that these conditions can cause. Neuropathy is a condition that occurs because of nerve damage that may be a result of damage to the nerves due to diabetes, autoimmune diseases, exposure to toxins, trauma or even inherited conditions.

There are some important steps that you can take to help manage the pain and discomfort of neuropathy in your feet and lower legs. It is critical to avoid repetitive exercises when you are experiencing the symptoms of neuropathy as this will only continue to trigger the nerve’s response.

Key things to consider for foot health over the Thanksgiving or any holiday celebration include:

• Wearing thick socks that are cotton and that fit loosely to your feet. Choose shoes that are comfortable and not restrictive or tight for walking around. Remember fashion is less important than foot health and comfort.

• Monitor your blood sugars and choose foods that will not cause your blood sugar levels to spike if you have diabetes. These spikes are often accompanied by increased risk of diabetic neuropathy symptoms.

• Don’t forget to exercise. Low impact exercises such as walking are considered a natural way to help reduce the pain of the condition plus you will feel more energetic for your busy days.

• Drink water instead of alcoholic beverages. Water, herbal teas or even a nice warm cup of hot apple cider is a better option and less likely to trigger neuropathic symptoms.

• Sit with your feet flat on the floor and avoid crossing your legs. Crossing your legs or sitting with your legs tucked up under you will increase pressure on the nerves in your lower legs and through the feet and increase the likelihood that you will have neuropathic pain, tingling and discomfort.

Make sure you also check your feet regularly and treat any blisters, sores or areas of irritation as soon as they are noted.

Being aware of foot health issues is a great gift to give to yourself. 

By contactus@stopfeetpainfast.com
July 10, 2017
Category: Exercise

Dr Anthony Weinert, a Michigan foot specialist and recognized authority as well as leading expert on foot health and wellness practicing in both Warren and Troy, Michigan talks about the benefits of reflexology.

You may be surprised to find out that by rubbing the right spot on your feet you can help reduce anxiety, assist in pain management, speed recovery after a surgery and address other health issues in the body such as digestive disturbances and headaches.

Reflexology is a very old practice that dates back to early Egyptian and Chinese cultures and civilizations. The first practitioner of reflexology in the United States was an ear, nose and throat specialist in 1913. It was then further refined by mapping the bottom of the feet and the palms of the hands during the 1930s and 40s by a physiotherapist, Eunice Ingham.

How It Works

Some practitioners of reflexology believe that the energy flow through the body, the Qi, can become blocked, leading to pain, discomfort and an unbalance in the body systems. This is very much in keeping with other alternative medicines from the East such as acupuncture and many forms of Chinese medicine. By massaging or pressing on specific reflex points on the feet they are able to unblock or relieve the pressure on specific organs, allowing natural healing.

What Reflexology Does

Your first reflexology visit will include meeting with the practitioner and talking about the health issues you have. Post-operative pain, chronic musculoskeletal pain, stress and anxiety, and problems with the feet themselves are all reasons why people seek help.

The practitioner will then ask you to lie down or sit down and you will typically be asked to soak your feet in a warm water bath, which is very relaxing. After drying your feet he or she may use their hands with or without lotions or even small balls or massage tools to gently manipulate the sole of your feet. They will pay particular attention to the locations of the feet that correspond with the symptoms you are experiencing.

Most people, even those that are ticklish, find reflexology very relaxing and many will even go to sleep during the session. Results may be felt by some immediately which can include less pain and better overall energy levels.

While reflexology is not a cure or any disease or condition, it can be very effective in speeding up recovery and complimenting Western medicine practices.

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