If he didn’t have a laser rocket arm, Tampa Bay’s very own Jameis Winston could have very well become a foot doctor! In a Twitter Q&A, the star quarterback revealed that his family’s podiatrist left such a great impression on him that it was his dream to become a podiatrist just like her. She took care of both his grandmother who had Type 2 diabetes and his dad who had “terrible feet.” She practices out of a little town in Alabama and by all accounts is a “great doctor.’
Diabetes can appear to be a harmless health issue but the disease can be quite dangerous especially for the feet. Diabetics often lose sensation in their feet from a condition called diabetic neuropathy. This puts you at risk for stepping on things such as nails, sandspurs, and glass without even feeling it! These often lead to bad infections and in some cases amputations . Other symptoms may include tingling, burning, and severe pain which can be debilitating so is it no wonder their podiatrist was such a help to the Winston family.
Fortunately for Bucs fans, he was too good at football to pass up a career in the NFL. He had a stellar career at Florida State University where he won the Heisman Trophy as well a National Championship in 2014. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers would go on to make him the #1 overall draft pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Since then, the Bucs have made great strides every season and are on the verge of making the playoffs for the first time in several years.
Jameis doesn’t have to take up a second job. Fortunately for everybody else in Tampa, we have a great team of foot doctors here at Healthy Feet Podiatry to meet your foot and ankle needs. If you have a grandma with Type 2 diabetes, a dad with “terrible feet”, or any family member who is experiencing a foot problem – have them come in to meet one of our docs.