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Tuesday, 26 March 2024 00:00

Exercise May Provide Relief for Arthritis

Arthritis, a condition characterized by inflammation and stiffness in the joints, can significantly impact one's quality of life. While medications and therapies are commonly prescribed to manage arthritis symptoms, the power of exercise in providing relief cannot be overstated. Regular physical activity helps to maintain joint flexibility, strengthen muscles surrounding the joints, and improve overall mobility. Low-impact exercises such as walking, swimming, and cycling are particularly beneficial for individuals with arthritis, as they minimize stress on the joints while promoting cardiovascular health and muscle strength. Additionally, exercises focusing on range of motion and flexibility, such as yoga and tai chi, can help alleviate stiffness and improve joint function. Engaging in consistent exercise routines not only reduces pain and inflammation but also enhances mood and promotes a sense of well-being. If you have arthritis and it is affecting your feet, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can provide you with specific stretches and treatment targeted for relief.

Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, contact one of our podiatrists from Ankle N Foot. our doctors 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

  • 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 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 feel free to contact our offices located in Chicago, Elmhurst, Bartlett, IL and Chicago, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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