I wrote this book because too
many people suffer from foot and ankle pain unnecessarily.

~ Dr. Phil Pinsker


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Podiatrist - Washington
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Washington, PA 15301
(724) 225-7410
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By Philip S. Pinsker, DPM PC
March 24, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Flat Feet   Diabetes   plantar fasciitis   gout  

At Philip S. Pinsker, DPM, we believe in a total body approach to health. Your diet plays a significant role in the health of your feet. Most obviously, your food choices impact your weight. Attaining and staying at an appropriate weight reduces foot pain and the likelihood of certain disorders such as flatfeet, plantar fasciitis and gout. Your diet can also increase or decrease the risk of heart disease, arthritis, hypertension and diabetes—all of which can result in serious podiatric problems because they affect your immune, circulatory and nervous systems. There are also specific food choices you can make to help speed healing and decrease inflammation.

Simple Substitutions

Your diet doesn’t have to undergo a dramatic makeover in order for you to become healthier. In fact, trying to completely change the way you eat overnight is not likely to be successful. Instead, look for small ways to start to steer your diet in a healthier direction. Try some of these substitutions:

  • Use veggies for dippers with hummus and other dips instead of crackers or chips.
  • Try your favorite sandwich fillings in lettuce leaves for a low-carb wrap.
  • Swap out a starch at dinner (potatoes or rice) with an extra vegetable or a salad.
  • Reach for a piece of fresh fruit instead of a cookie or other sweet snack.
  • Replace a full size dinner plate with a smaller lunch plate—automatic portion control.
  • Trade some take out or eat out meals for cook at home menus. When you cook at home you can control ingredients and portions.
  • When you cook, try spices and citrus juices instead of oils and creamy sauces to make food flavorful.
  • Bake, broil or roast instead of frying food.
  • Read labels and choose low sugar versions of the foods you love—did you know grams of sugar in spaghetti sauce can range from as little as 6 to as high as 10 or more?

Once you start looking, you’ll be amazed at all the simple swaps you can make to improve your diet and ultimately your health. To learn more about how diet can affect foot conditions or if you have other questions about good foot health, contact our Washington office at: (724) 225-7410 and make an appointment to see our podiatrist, Dr. Philip S. Pinsker.