By Dr. Michael Wald (submitted for publication through Reporter Connection 2011): 495 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 914-242-8844/ www.intmedny.com and www.blooddetective.com 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.