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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
May 18, 2020
Category: bone health

At Feet First Foot Care Specialists, we know most of our Middlesex County patients have been fixated on the COVID-19 pandemic and with good reason. However, there are other health concerns as well that should not be neglected. One of these is developing and maintaining strong bones. This is especially critical when it comes to your feet and ankles. After all, they’re the ones that are responsible for holding up your entire body! May is National Osteoporosis Month, and we’d like to share 5 ways you can avoid osteoporosis.

  1. Know your risk—there are several factors that increase your risk for developing osteoporosis including:
  • Family history of the disease
  • Sex—women are more likely than men to suffer bone density loss
  • Body type—small-boned, thin people are at higher risk
  • Having other medical conditions or treatments including certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, some autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, and nervous system disorders
  • Certain medications

If you have concerns, particularly if you have broken a foot or ankle bone in the past and are over the age of 50, discuss your questions with our podiatrist, Dr. Adam Mucinskas. You can contact our Cromwell office by calling (860) 632-5499.

  1. Get sufficient amounts of calcium, and vitamin D. Dairy products are the natural first choice, but if you don’t do dairy, leafy greens are also rich in the mineral. There are also supplements you can take if you don’t get enough of these nutrients through your food.
  2. Exercise regularly. You can increase bone strength with both weight-bearing activities (walking, dancing, tennis, etc.) and muscle-strengthening exercises.
  3. Improve your balance. Taking a tai chi or other exercise classes that focus on balance and decluttering your home are ways to help prevent bone breaks by preventing the falls that cause them.
  4. Live a healthy lifestyle. Not smoking, drinking alcohol in moderation, and increasing the number of fruits and vegetables you eat will all have a positive impact on bone health too.

If you have additional concerns about the health of your bones and your feet, contact us(860) 632-5499.

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