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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
July 06, 2022

Our bones and joints play a vital role in plantar ligaments. But did you know that maintaining healthy bones and joints can also improve your overall well-being? As we age, our bones become more susceptible to injuries. Luckily, there are several things you can do to keep your bones and joints healthy as you age. 

Increase The Health of Your Bones and Joints

  • Include Vegetables in Your Diet. Vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, collard greens, and green pepper are all full of vitamin C, which helps to increase bone density.
  • Keep A Balanced Weight. The best strategy for maintaining a healthy weight is a healthy diet and regular exercise. Also, a reminder that a healthy weight for you and a healthy weight for someone else may be different.
  • Quit Smoking. Do your joints a big favor and make a plan to quit. Nicotine and other chemicals in cigarettes can affect blood vessels and make it more difficult for joints to heal.
  • Get Enough Water. Dehydrated cartilage can place added stress on joints. How much water is enough water? A good rule of thumb is eight, 8-ounce glasses per day, and even more when it is hot outside.

Vitamins To Include in Your Diet

  • Protein. When there isn’t enough protein in the body, bones don’t absorb enough calcium. Consuming foods like cottage cheese, lentils, beans, and oats help preserve bone mass.
  • Calcium. Calcium helps to repair the bone structure and increase strength. Try eating foods like cheese, yogurt, salmon, and beans.
  • Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps your body absorb Calcium. Other than the sun, you can get vitamin D through fatty foods, like fish and cheese. Just remember to spread them out throughout the day.
  • Vitamin K. Vitamin K helps with bone formation. You can get a dose of vitamin K with foods like eggs, cheese, soybeans, and kale.
  • Magnesium. Magnesium helps your bones absorb Calcium. Find magnesium in foods like dark chocolate, almonds, tofu, spinach, bananas, and avocado.
  • Zinc. Although you do not need much Zinc in your diet, it is a very helpful mineral for your bones. Find it in beef, shrimp, spinach, oysters, and pumpkin seeds.

Listen To Your Body

At Feet First Foot Care Specialists, we want to remind our patients that continuous pain in the feet and ankles is not normal. Failing to take care of your body properly can have many painful recourses such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Gout. If you or your loved ones are experiencing any pain, call our Middlesex County office at (860)-632- 5499 to schedule an appointment with our board-certified podiatrist Dr. Adam Mucinskas.

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists
June 01, 2022
Category: Foot Care

As the temperature increases, the excitement for summer plans also grows. But after months of wearing heavy socks and boots, the thought of exposing your feet can be intimidating. At Feet First Foot Care, we want all our patients to feel comfortable in their skin, year-round! Below we have curated tips and tricks to prep your feet for all the summer fun.

Tips To Prevent Foot Predicaments 

  1. Limit Walking Barefoot- Walking barefoot increases the risk of foot injuries, sunburn, as well as other infections.
  2. Apply Sunscreen- The tops of the feet and ankles are vulnerable to the sun. Apply sunscreen to your feet regularly and make sure to re-apply sunscreen after being in the water or after extended periods outdoors where your feet are exposed to the sun.
  3. Stay Hydrated- The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:
    1. About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men.
    2. About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women.

Top Tips for Sandal Ready Feet

  • Soak your feet for 5 minutes using warm, salty water, and take time to relax.
  • Exfoliate- Buff any areas of your feet with a pumice stone or handheld buffer, focusing on gently exfoliating areas with any calluses.
  • Trim Your Toenails- Keeping toenails trimmed is important in any foot care regime. Overgrown toenails cause an array of problems.
  • Moisturize daily - Foot lotions and creams lock in moisture, leaving the skin of your feet feeling soft. Moisturizing daily will also help prevent further cracking that is usually due to dry skin.

On-The-Go-Foot Care Kit

  1. Sterile Bandages- To protect minor cuts and scrapes.
  2. Antibiotic Cream- To treat any skin injury.
  3. Blister Pads or Moleskin- To protect against blisters.
  4. Sunscreen- To protect yourself from the sun (the higher the SPF the better).
  5. Aloe Vera- To relieve sunburns (you can also grow your aloe vera plant at home).
  6. Motrin or Advil- Anti-inflammatory.

In Case of Emergency

In case of a foot emergency, call your podiatrist. Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Adam Mucinskas is specially trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. To schedule an appointment at our Middlesex County office call (860)-632-5499 or visit our website for more information.






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