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arthritic foot careAccording to the authors of new research on arthritis, the University of Cincinnati’s Health Promotion and Education program, Yoga can act to mitigate the physical and the psychological pain of arthritis.

Arthritis is a condition that is very painful, “…yoga can provide physical relief of symptoms around the…joints.” The Daily Mail states that about 1.5 million people in the United Kingdom see some type of medical personnel for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; the former affects the lower extremities and the hands, the latter affects the feet and the hands. Clearly, yoga is turning out to be a very large benefit to those suffering from the condition.

If you are suffering arthritic pain in your feet or ankles, be sure to consult podiatrist Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot and Ankle. Dr. Crismali can diagnose and treat your arthritic pain.

Caring for the Arthritic Foot

Humans will walk approximately 75,000 miles in the average lifetime. This can put a great deal of stress on the 26 bones and 30 joints that we have in our feet. As we get older, our feet lose flexibility and elasticity. Our shock absorbers weaken, and the joints become inflamed and distorted if arthritis occurs, making medical foot care and treatment crucial.

It is best to take care of your feet by wearing proper shoes. Certain conditions can develop as a result of poor footwear, such as hammertoe, neuromas, or bunions. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet be comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot can be problematic. Buying shoes that contour to your feet with good arch support can help immensely.

Alleviating Arthritic Pain

-Specific exercises that stretch the Achilles tendon can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility
-Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications with Capsaicin.
-Massages can help to alleviate pain temporarily.

It is best to visit your doctor for treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions vary, and a podiatrist can help you determine the right health care for your feet.

If you have any questions, please contact our office which is located in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle problems.

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Diabetic Shoes HD.bmpAccording to Mike Tran of the Missoulian and Therapist of the Rehabilitation Institute of Montana, shoes you wear can either perpetuate or diminish the effects of arthritis throughout your lower body, and upper body as well. Since we are on our feet for most of the day, the type of shoe we wear can have a significant effect on our feet but other parts of our body as well. Tran also adds, that the type of shoe worn should be decided by the kind of arch one has, rigid or flexible. Tran recommends people to be cautious on minimal running or barefoot-style running shoes. According to Tran, these shoes have lack of arch support, and are appropriate for only a very select number of people.    

Early detection of foot deformities arthritis can help prevent more severe secondary mechanical strains. If you are suffering from foot pain and think it might be caused by arthritis, you should seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Nicholas Crismal of Crismali Foot & Ankle. Dr. Crismali can examine your foot pain and rule out other conditions, such as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis, to help in a diagnosis of arthritis.

Arthritic Foot Care

In an average lifetime, we walk approximately 75,000 miles. This can put a great deal of stress on the 26 bones and 30 joints that we have in our feet. As we get older, our feet lose flexibility and elasticity. Our shock absorbers weaken, and if arthritis comes into play, the joints become inflamed and distorted. Arthritic foot care and treatment would become imperative at this point.

It is best to take care of your feet by wearing well-fitted shoes. Certain conditions may develop when you wear shoes that don’t fit properly, for example hammertoes, neuroma, and bunions. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room in the shoe can help your feet be comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with arch support will help; it is also a good idea to buy shoes that contour to your foot.

Alleviating Arthritic Pain

-Specific exercises may help; stretching the Achilles tendon can prevent further pain and injury. Stretching can also increase your mobility.
-Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, as well as topical medications with Capsaicin.
-Massages can also help to alleviate pain temporarily.

It is best to see your doctor for the treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions may vary, and a foot specialist can help you determine the right health care for your feet.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Dealing with hammertoes can be a painful experience and look unappealing. Dr.Nicholas Crismaili of Crismali Foot & Ankle treats many patients with hammertoe and with his help; you’ll be back on your feet in no time. 

Hammertoe

Hammertoe is a painful condition; it is not well-known so it is important to spread the word so that those afflicted with it may seek the right form of treatment. Hammertoe is a deformity of the foot that affects the second, third and fourth toes. Hammertoe involves different joints of the toe and foot and if you wear shoes that are too narrow or short for your feet, it may exacerbate any pain you already have.

Hammertoe can be caused by many other conditions such as RA (rheumatoid arthritis), osteoarthritis, trauma or injuries to your foot, it can be hereditary and it can also be caused by a cerebral vascular accident.

It is really important to your overall well-being to seek out medical attention at the first signs of foot pain or anything that may hinder your ability to walk in a normal manner. Taking care of your feet is one of the first steps to being able to live a full and normal life by being able to walk and complete your everyday tasks.

People may take their feet for granted until an injury happens, as long as you take care of your feet the same way you would care for the rest of your body, all will be well regarding your overall health.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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