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Heart Health and Your Feet

February is Heart Health Month!

How very convenient and planned for Valentine’s Day. Coincidence? I think not!

To keep your ticker healthy is to support the rest of your body, including our beloved feet! Even though biologically they are at a distance from one another, your heart’s duties can greatly impact your foot health and vice versa.

The Four Main Functions Of The Heart Are:

  • It pumps oxygenated blood to your other body parts, all the way down to your feet.
  • It pumps hormones and other life-giving substances to different parts of your body.
  • It receives deoxygenated blood, carries metabolic waste from your body, and sends it to your lungs for oxygenation.
  • It maintains your blood pressure.

Keeping your ticker in tip-top shape should be a priority. Aside from the sweet fact that living from your heart is a beautiful way to be, physically it defines overall wellness for you. And lucky for you, all it takes is a healthy lifestyle.

The 3 Simple Rules to Follow:

  • Eat well
  • Exercise
  • Reduce Stress 

Easy, am I right?

Now aside from that information, you are probably interested in getting back to foot talk. Issues with your feet can sometimes be indicative of Heart Disease. Sore feet during or after a long walk, for example, could be caused by fatigue, muscle strain, callus build-up, all things that you could safely assume. However, sometimes, this can be a sign of atherosclerosis — hardening of the arteries. 

As you age and dependent on your pre-existing heart health, sore feet could also be a sign of Peripheral Artery Disease. These issues generally arise for those who are 60+ and haven’t maintained their health. That’s why it’s crucial to do your best to maintain a healthy lifestyle with consistency.

The other factor that we at Feet First can help with directly is Diabetes. Common foot health problems can be amplified with diabetics and your heart ties in because as you will remember from the 4 main functions above, your heart pumps your blood. Diabetes can cause decreased blood flow in your feet and lead to worse problems like Neuropathy, Foot Infection, or Foot Ulcers, similar to a blister or even Gangrene.   

Keeping your heart healthy is so important. We at Feet First wish you a Happy Heart Health month and are sharing this with you as a reminder to take good care of your heart! Sometimes foot problems can be indicative of something heart-related, as everything can be connected. We can help you discern the difference and eliminate concerns with a proper assessment.

Show Your Feet Some Love

If you are having foot problems that are causing concern, please call us at 416.769.3338(FEET) and book your appointment today! We will be able to help you identify your foot conditions and assure you it is not heart-related. However, we can support you toward overall health along the way!

 

 

Here’s to Many More Years of Foot Care!

At Feet First Clinic, we’re always excited to welcome new clients! After a successful 12 years of treating our amazing patients, we’re ready to continue offering only the best foot care services and products. Give us a call to ask our friendly staff any questions you may have! Our Toronto foot specialists are ready to help!

Call us at 416-769-3338 or Book Your Assessment Today!

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Emily

Administrative Assistant

Emily is the newest addition to the Feet First family. She assists with the clinic’s accounting and finances, as well as all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the clinic running smoothly. In addition to her accounting smarts, she brings sunshine and positivity to everyone at Feet First Clinic.

Erica Halpern

Marketing and Administrative Assistant (She/Her)

Part of our administrative support staff, Erica also works behind the scenes writing and editing content for our website and blog. She loves researching and writing educational content to help patients and anyone dealing with pain. When she’s not busy in the clinic, you’ll find her at her local gym, exploring underground music, hiking with friends, or cheering on her favourite sports teams (Go Jays!). She also loves huskies!

Sophie Rudahigan

Clinic Administrator (She/Her)
Sophie prides herself on providing top-tier customer service. She is here to ensure a smooth visit for all clients. In addition to overseeing the clinic’s administration and day-to-day operations, she maintains the cosmetic appearance of the store. She is the magic behind our elaborate display case designs and also ensures the clinic is stocked with stylish (but still orthopedic!) footwear options for all ages.

Bianca Carter

CEO (She/Her)

Day in and out, Bianca works hard to ensure Feet First Clinic runs smoothly. Customer service is at the top of her list and she treats every customer like family. Bianca has a passion for fitness and is dedicated to helping people take care of their feet and body. There is no problem that she can’t solve and she believes that where there is a will, there’s a way.

Carolina Charles

Patient Relation Coordinator (She/Her)

If you’ve been to the clinic before, chances are you had the pleasure of meeting Carolina! Carolina’s daily goal is going above and beyond to make sure patients are always completely satisfied. Having worked in the podiatry industry for 22 years, Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge pertaining to client service, insurance policies, and procedures.​ She steers the ship to make sure everything runs smoothly on the daily. Carolina is known for spicing up every outfit with her signature costume jewellery.