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Key Benefits of Weight Loss for Foot Health


Reduced Pressure

Shedding excess pounds alleviates the pressure on your feet, decreasing the risk of conditions like plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia.


Improved Mobility

Carrying less weight means less strain on your joints, enabling improved mobility and reducing the likelihood of developing arthritis-related foot problems.


Enhanced Circulation

Weight loss promotes better blood circulation, aiding in the prevention of peripheral artery disease and reducing the risk of diabetic foot complications.


Faster Healing

Achieving a healthy weight can expedite the healing process for foot injuries and surgeries, leading to quicker recovery times.

Common Foot Problems You Can Avoid by Managing Your Weight

Plantar Fasciitis

Flat Feet (Pes Planus)


Stress Fractures

Skin Problems

Lose Weight with Effective & Safe Treatments

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are injectable medications approved by the FDA for weight management. These medications work by regulating appetite, reducing calorie intake, and promoting feelings of fullness, making it easier for individuals to adhere to a calorie-controlled diet and achieve sustainable weight loss.

Here’s how Semaglutide and Tirzepatide injections can benefit you:


Effective Weight Loss

Clinical studies have shown that Semaglutide and Tirzepatide injections can lead to significant weight loss when combined with diet and exercise.


Improved Metabolic Health

These medications can also improve metabolic parameters such as blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure, reducing the risk of obesity-related comorbidities.



Administered once weekly, Semaglutide and Tirzepatide injections offer a convenient and hassle-free approach to weight management.


Personalized Support

Our team is here to provide comprehensive support and guidance throughout your weight loss journey, ensuring you achieve optimal results while safeguarding your foot health.

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    Meet Your Foot Doctor

    Marcus Yetter, DPM - Podiatrist in Laguna Hills, CA

    Marcus Yetter, DPM
    Board-Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine

    Dr. Marcus Yetter specializes in all medical and surgical treatments of the foot and ankle. At the forefront of his specialty, he is an experienced surgeon, educator, and most importantly, a trusted doctor. Dr. Yetter treats conditions such as fractures of the foot and ankle, bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, flatfeet, achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, ingrown nails, fungal infections of the skin and toenails, and many other foot and ankle conditions.

    • Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Bunion Surgery
    • Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
    • Ingrown Toenails
    • Diabetes Foot & Wound Care
    • Diabetic Shoes/Orthotics
    • Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus
    • and many more!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are GLP-1's?

    GLP-1 agonists are medications that mimic a hormone called glucagon-like peptide 1. When your blood sugar rises in response to eating, GLP-1’s prompt insulin production which suppresses your appetite. These medications also help you feel full faster and longer by slowing the movement of food out of the stomach, causing you to eat less.

    What are the benefits of GLP-1's?

    In addition to helping manage weight and blood sugar, there are some other benefits to GLP-1’s. Research has found that some drugs in these classes of medications may lower the risk of heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. People taking these medications have seen improvements in their cholesterol levels and blood pressure, though it’s not clear whether these benefits are directly from the medication or the resulting weight loss.

    Are GLP-1 injections right for me?

    Your first Weight Management appointment will consist of a thorough consultation with one of our licensed medical providers to determine if GLP-1’s are appropriate for you.

    In general, this medication is intended to accelerate weight loss when used as part of a healthy lifestyle including diet and exercise. GLP-1’s aren’t recommended for those who have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasias as well as those who have an allergy to GLP-1 medications, a history of pancreatitis, or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

    How much weight will I lose?

    While individual results can vary, people taking GLP-1’s average 3 to 5 pounds of weight loss per month with injections alone. However, those incorporating lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise may lose even more. Your licensed medical provider will recommend the appropriate dosage and goals based on your individual treatment plan.

    What are the side effects?

    Like any medication, there is a risk of side effects from GLP-1’s. However, common side effects usually improve as your body acclimates to the medication and your licensed medical provider can recommend ways to help you manage the symptoms. The most common side effect associated with GLP-1’s is nausea, which is best controlled by making small changes in dosing as recommended by your licensed medical provider.

    Less common side effects include belching, constipation, diarrhea, and fatigue. GLP- 1’s have also been associated with a slight increase in gallstones, and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in Type 2 diabetics who also take insulin and medications known as sulfonylurea’s (Glyburide, Glimepiride, Glipizide).

    Office Locations

    Ankle & Foot Clinic of Orange County
    31852 Coast Hwy. Suite #105
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    Phone: (949) 499-4534
    [email protected]

    Saddleback Valley Podiatry Group
    24012 Calle De La Plata Suite #135
    Laguna Hills, CA 92653
    Phone: (949) 768-9495
    [email protected]