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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
April 04, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Arthritis   Acupuncture   Osteopathy  

Arthritis symptoms can be both debilitating and detrimental to everyday activity. Singer Paul Young discusses his battle with lifelong arthritis in his fingers, treating his condition with acupuncture and osteopathy. Arthritis can affect small joints throughout the body, including the feet and toes as well as the hands and fingers. According to orthopaedic surgeon Shyam Gunaratnam, two types of subgroups of arthritis exist, primary and secondary arthritis. Primary can be caused by aging and genes, while secondary is caused by physical injuries or trauma. Symptoms include swelling, inflammation, pain and discomfort, and the condition can be treated by methods such as cortisone injections or surgery.

The feet are one of the most common sites for arthritis to occur in the body. If you are struggling with arthritis in your feet or ankles, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Arthritic Foot Care

Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation of different joints in your body, including 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 certain forms, such as 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 one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
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