For a very long time we as clinicians strived hard to not take the apparant "easy road out" and blame the development of foot pain, and deformity primarily on excessive body weight. Rather, we identified the presence of associated pre-existing structural and systemic conditions which, in association with the weight concerns have lead to the manifestation of the presenting foot pain. Unfortunatly, it often becomes easier to address every other associated factor rarther than undertake the thorny subject of advising weight loss. The article linked to this blog clearly shows an indisputable link between foot pain and excessive body weight. Not only that it goes on to suggest, that weight loss should be an integral part of the recovery and treatment plan.
July 23, 2012