Exercises That Can Help Relieve Foot Arthritis

Foot arthritis can significantly impact mobility and quality of life, but incorporating targeted exercises into your daily routine can help alleviate discomfort and improve joint function. Toe curls, where you scrunch a towel or small object with your toes, can strengthen the muscles in your feet and toes, providing better support for arthritic joints. Ankle circles involve gently rotating your ankles in clockwise and counterclockwise motions to improve flexibility and reduce stiffness. Additionally, seated calf stretches and toe stretches can help improve range of motion and reduce tension in the foot and ankle joints. Walking in a swimming pool or performing water aerobics can provide low-impact exercise, while reducing stress on arthritic joints. Incorporating some of these exercises into your routine can help manage foot arthritis symptoms. If you have arthritis and your feet are affected, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can help you to manage this condition.

Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, contact one of our podiatrists from Carolina Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Arthritic Foot Care  

Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves the inflammation of different joints in your body, such as those in your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. In addition to 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 cases of 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 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 feel free to contact our offices located in Mount Pleasant and Charleston, SC . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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