arthritis feet in vancouver
Arthritis Feet: Arthritis is a disease characterized by the inflammation of the cartilage and lining of the body’s joints. Inflammation causes redness, warmth, pain and swelling. Arthritis is a major cause of foot pain because each foot has 33 joints that can become affected by the disease. “Arthritis Feet “ exhibit problems such as hammer toes, claw toes, mallet toes, and bunions often develop as a result of arthritis, particularly Rheumatoid arthritis which is the most crippling form of the disease. Problems can also develop in the heel and ankle area due to the erosion of the involved joints. Conservative treatment (non-surgical treatment) of the arthritic foot includes proper footwear, orthotics, and/or forefoot supports such as gel toe caps, gel toe shields, gel toe strengtheners. Arthritic footwear should be able to accommodate swelling of the foot. Orthotics designed to provide comfort, support and extra cushioning are also recommended.
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