Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory disease that occurs most commonly in older adults. Adults who feel constant pain in their joints may find that they have osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can restrict motion as well as wear down cartilage of the joints. Have your condition checked out by a podiatrist to have it properly diagnosed. Joint pain can also be caused by previous physical injuries.
Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, visit Dr. Carl Ingrassia of Fords Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctor can treat your pain as well as any other foot or ankle condition.
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, please contact our office in Fords, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.