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How to support someone with a weight problem and foot pain that limits exercise?
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Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Be understanding
I am assuming you are talking about emotional support.
Obviously, encouraging the person to lose weight is crucial. There are many good programs available for weight loss. For exercise, you may want to suggest a pool program, which limits stress on the body and the feet. However, unless the person wants to get better and is committed to losing weight there isn't much one can do.

In brief: Be understanding
I am assuming you are talking about emotional support.
Obviously, encouraging the person to lose weight is crucial. There are many good programs available for weight loss. For exercise, you may want to suggest a pool program, which limits stress on the body and the feet. However, unless the person wants to get better and is committed to losing weight there isn't much one can do.
Dr. Mark Bromson
Dr. Mark Bromson
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Support
Non-weight bearing exercises like swimming and biking. Emotional support.

In brief: Support
Non-weight bearing exercises like swimming and biking. Emotional support.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Swim and bike
It is difficult the foot when a great amount of weight is placed on them. A combination of dietary changes and less stressful exercise such as swimming or biking, especially on a recumbent bike can be very effective.

In brief: Swim and bike
It is difficult the foot when a great amount of weight is placed on them. A combination of dietary changes and less stressful exercise such as swimming or biking, especially on a recumbent bike can be very effective.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Dr. Oliver Wang
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