Your Podiatrist Will Encourage Weight Management

Your foot and ankle surgeon can be your biggest advocate in losing weight. Often, the surgeon will require a large amount of weight loss (40 to 100+ lbs) before any reconstructive foot or ankle surgery can be performed. In addition to diet modification, exercise, such as walking, is encouraged. This can be difficult with foot pain. A foot and ankle surgeon can advise on shoe selection, stretching, and even orthotics to keep you walking and help you reach your goals.

Eric Harmelin, DPM
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Experienced Amputation Prevention Specialist and Podiatrist in Annapolis, Stevensville, and Glen Burnie, MD.