Updated: Jul 14, 2021
How being overweight or obese can affect your foot health and what you should do to prevent it. Gaining weight can happen quickly and unexpectedly. One minute you’re feeling lean and a few too many dips in the biscuit tin later, you’re struggling to walk up the stairs without panting like a dog. While most of us know obesity and being overweight can cause heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses, the effect it has on our foot health isn’t as widely recognised by the general public. What people forget is that our body is all connected, working in unison to function properly. Most of the things we do begin and ends with the feet. So, if you’re overweight, your feet and ankles will end up bearing the brunt of the load, causing them to wear out quicker and develop other health issues.