Can Peaches Make Your Feet Tingle?
Summer fruit is here! Juicy watermelon, big peaches, and ripe plums. The problems? They are full of carbohydrates that breakdown into sugar once digested. These fruits can potentially raise your blood sugar, which in turn, may cause tingling in your feet.
Tingling in your feet when you have diabetes can be your body’s natural indicator that your blood sugar is too high. Note when the tingling occurs. Is it fifteen to twenty minutes after a meal or snack? If so, consider changing your diet, and be certain to check your blood sugar once or twice daily. Fruits that are high in fiber and have a low potential to raise your blood sugar are raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and cranberries. Berries offer protection against cancer causing free radicles as well.
If you experience tingling in your feet, speak with your podiatrist about this immediately! We can offer solutions to decrease or stop this condition altogether.
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Flip Flops and Toes of Woe
Summer is in full swing! Nearing the end of July means most of you have been wearing sandals for months. Sandals can be flimsy and may not offer much support. During a time when you are likely walking longer hours and spending more time outdoors than in the colder months, lack of support means pain in your feet. When purchasing sandals, find something with a more rigid sole that does not easily bend or twist. If possible, look for something with arch support. Finally, make certain the straps hold your foot in place do not allow your foot to slide off of the foot bed. Unstable shoe gear often contributes to common foot problems and injuries.
Do your heels hurt? Are your arches painful? Does it feel like you are walking on rocks? Are you ankles aching? If so, please call the office and make an appointment with one of our podiatrists! We can treat these conditions and recommend shoes for your individual foot structure!