New APMA Survey Finds 81 percent of Obese Americans are Significantly More Likely to Experience Foot Pain

By: Gaston Foot  |  Source: APMA

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According to a recent survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), 81 percent of obese Americans say they suffer from foot pain and at times experience multiple foot and ankle conditions. This finding, in conjunction with the soaring rates of US obesity, makes it critically important to visit Gaston Foot & Ankle Associates to address foot pain. Diabetes, arthritis, and nerve and circulatory disorders can all be detected with a comprehensive examination. Our Podiatrists have specialized medical training to treat foot and ankle problems.

About the APMA Survey

The study surveyed 1,275 US adults, ages 18 and older, to gain information about how many overweight and obese Americans experience foot pain. Results showed that not only do obese Americans have foot pain issues, but so do overweight Americans. In fact, 74 percent of overweight Americans say they experience foot problems. As foot pain contributes to a variety of negative health consequences, it is important that Americans seek the care of a podiatrist immediately if problems arise.

"Podiatrists are physicians, surgeons and specialists who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities of the foot and ankle," said APMA President Dennis R. Frisch, DPM. "This includes diagnosing the cause and treating foot pain, which can really restrict activity."

Click here to read the APMA release.

April is Foot Health Awareness Month. If you are overweight and experiencing foot pain, have diabetes, or recurring ankle or foot pain due to an old injury or lifestyle, schedule an appointment with the experienced podiatrists at Gaston Foot and Ankle Specialists today. We are here to help you get back on your feet!

Gaston Foot & Ankle Specialists

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Gastonia, NC 28054