Proper nutrition is a vital part of achieving better health, including improved foot health. Healthy feet means strong bones, no inflammation in your joints and soft tissue, proper nerve functioning, healthy skin and nails, and good circulation. Many people do not realize the affect several diseases and medical conditions have on the their feet. One such disease is Diabetes mellitus, which can cause serious foot problems. Diabetes can lead to conditions that include diabetic peripheral neuropathy (loss of normal nerve function) and peripheral vascular disease (loss of normal circulation). These conditions can lead to diabetic foot wounds, infection and even amputation. Another medical condition that commonly affects the feet and ankles is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and is a chronic condition caused by the breakdown of cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones where they meet to form joints. This breakdown causes the bones to rub against each other, causing stiffness, pain and loss of movement in the joint. The most common area in the foot to be affected is the big toe joint but can also affect the midfoot. The ankle can also be affected causing stiffness and decreased motion of the joint.
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Dr. Suzanne Fuchs has a passion for nutrition, health and fitness. She aims to connect the dots between our overall health and the substances that go into our bodies on a daily basis by using only evidence based medicine, science and expert advice.
Dr. Suzanne Fuchs currently practices concierge foot and ankle medicine and surgery in Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida at LuxePodiatry™
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