Many Different Types of Arthritis

The three most common kinds of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, and psoriatic, despite the fact that there are more than 100 various types. When arthritis affects the feet, there are methods that can be implemented which may help to diminish the pain that is associated with it. The muscles in the feet can become stronger when elastic resistance bands are used, and this may help to support the joints. Additionally, practicing aerobic exercises several times per week can add to the endurance and improve overall fitness. Research has indicated the joints may become flexible when consistent yoga stretches and pilates movements are practiced. Balance may be increased by partaking in tai chi, which may possibly help to strengthen the joints in the feet. Arthritis in the feet can be uncomfortable, and it is suggested that these types of exercises are performed that may help to obtain mild relief. For more information on arthritic pain, it is suggested you make an appointment with a podiatrist.  

Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, contact one of our podiatrists from Footcare Now. 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 Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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