As arthritis becomes a more common problem in today’s society, it is essential to find ways to ease the pain in your body and feet. Keeping a healthy diet and exercising regularly are a must to maintain your muscle strength and flexibility to reduce arthritic pain. Maintaining bone health with the proper levels of vitamin D and calcium can also help prevent arthritis. Overall staying hydrated in addition to the aforementioned tips can keep you in optimal health in addition to preventing the pangs of arthritis.
Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are suffering from arthritic foot pain, contact Dr. Carl Ingrassia of Fords Foot and Ankle Care. Our podiatrist can treat your foot and ankle needs.
Arthritic Foot Care
Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation of different joints in your body, such as in your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. On top of this, swelling and stiffness in the affected joints can also be a common symptom of arthritis.
In many cases, wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen the effects and pain of arthritis. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet feel more comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with proper arch support that contour to your feet can help immensely.
Alleviating Arthritic Pain
- Exercises that stretch the foot can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility
- Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications
- Massages can help to temporarily alleviate pain.
It is best to see your doctor for the treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions vary, and a podiatrist can help you determine the right method of care for your feet.
If you have any questions about arthritic foot care, please feel free to contact our office located in Fords, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.