How Your Podiatrist Can Help You Work Through Arthritis-Related Pain
Your podiatrist could help you mitigate or relieve arthritis-related pain by recommending:
Arthritis is often exacerbated by lifestyle-related factors, including obesity and poor diet control. Your podiatrist might recommend alternative exercises, weight loss, or the fitting of custom orthotics than can improve balance and relieve pain.
A proper diet can reduce joint inflammation and keep your cartilage healthy. Your podiatrist may suggest certain foods, or provide advice on vitamin supplements that can mitigate arthritis-related symptoms.
Regular exercise, stretching, and physical therapy can strengthen the joint muscles in your feet.
Your podiatrist can prescribe medications, including NSAIDs and steroids, to reduce arthritic swelling and pain symptoms.
Podiatrists sometimes recommend injections of corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid, which fight inflammation and provide temporary pain relief.
Surgery is not always recommended for arthritic feet, but it can be an effective and long-term solution for damaged joints. A surgical intervention could mend injuries, or replace degraded cartilage and joints with artificial implants.
Are You Suffering With Arthritis In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?
If you're suffering with arthritis you owe it to yourself to speak with our experienced podiatrists as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!