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By Dr. Philip Pinsker
November 20, 2013
Category: Arthritis
Tags: Walking   arthritis   Pain Relief  

Weekends in the fall are a great chance to leave work and the worries of the week behind. Get out, get active and try something new such as Geocaching! Did you meet up on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at the Mingo Creek Park in Finleyville, PA for “Cache Me if You Can”? It was fun recreational activity for the whole family. Use a handheld GPS device to search for treasures and win the prize at the final destination. Try it out and find your detective side!

With an activity like this one that has you walking all over creation, the fun can be dampened if you have pain, stiffness, swelling and difficulty walking. These symptoms in the foot are often a sign of arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation has stated that almost half of those in their sixties and seventies live with arthritis pain in their feet, but even younger people experience symptoms as well.

If you live with arthritis foot pain, there are several actions you can take to reduce your discomfort. The first is to visit our office so Dr. Philip Pinsker can evaluate your feet and offer any suggestions or treatment options such as orthotics or physical therapy. Second involves your choice of footwear. Bad shoes that are uncomfortable and put pressure on certain areas of your feet will only cause your pain to worsen. Keep the joints in your feet stable with comfortable shoes that have good arch supports and cushioning. Third, keep your feet strong and flexible with simple stretching exercises. Focus on your Achilles tendon, the balls of your feet and your toes. Lastly, a nice foot massage and certain topical medications can soothe aching feet.

You don’t have to go at it alone either – contact our office in Washington, PA today if you are having trouble controlling symptoms from arthritis. We can offer several treatment options to get you back on your feet without pain. Call Dr. Philip Pinsker at (724) 225-7410 to make an appointment today.

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