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Arthritis

arthritis-300x252Since the foot contains 33 joints and bears a tremendous amount of weight and pressure, feet may be more susceptible to arthritis than other parts of the body.

  • Heredity
  • Age
  • Viral and bacterial infections
  • Excessive weight
  • Prescriptions and illegal drug
  • Ill-fitting shoes
  • Trauma
  • Wear supportive shoes on a daily basis
  • Begin a program of physical therapy, exercise or massage
  • Use ice packs or hot packs
  • Soak feet in lukewarm water
  • Wear shock-retarding insoles
  • Prescribe appropriate anti-inflammatory medications
  • Perform appropriate x-rays and joint evaluation
  • Recommend custom orthotics
  • If the problem persists, surgery may be necessary

Any medical or health advice provided will be approved by a medically-trained and qualified professional unless a clear statement otherwise. The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between patient and physician. Consult with your physician regarding a proper treatment plan for you.

The team at My Foot Clinic are highly trained and widely recognized as the best podiatrist in and around Reseda, Canoga Park, West Hills, Northridge, Chatsworth, Tarzana, Encino, Van Nuys, Artesia, Cerritos, and Norwalk.