Pain, swelling, and a reduced range of motion are symptoms of arthritis. It can occur in the joints in the feet, possibly causing difficulty in completing daily activities. This can be a debilitating disorder, and there are prevention methods that can be implemented which may help to diminish painful symptoms. These can include controlling what foods are eaten so a healthy weight can be maintained, and engaging in a routine exercise regime. Additionally, it is beneficial to stop smoking, if applicable, and controlling blood sugar can reduce stiffness in the joints. Patients who have arthritis may often seek treatment, which can include creams and ointments for pain relief, or drugs that can help to suppress the immune system. There are several types of arthritis, and if you have difficulty moving your feet, it is strongly suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can diagnose arthritis, and offer treatment options for the specific type you may have.
Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, contact Devin Bland, DPM from Prestige Medical Care. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Arthritic Foot Care
Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves the inflammation of different joints in your body, such as those in your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. In addition to 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
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 feel free to contact our office located in Phoenix, AZ . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.