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By Philip S. Pinsker, DPM PC
October 13, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: arthritis   osteoporosis   back pain  

October 12-20 is Bone and Joint Action Week—a worldwide event aimed at raising awareness of musculoskeletal issues including arthritis, back pain, trauma and osteoporosis. At Philip S. Pinsker, DPM we recognize how debilitating joint and bone disorders can be, particularly in your feet. One of the best ways to prevent problems and improve overall joint and bone health is exercise. For people with joint concerns, however, fitness activities should be low impact. Below are some joint-friendly exercise options:

Swimming—working out in water is a top fitness choice for patients with inflamed joints. Swimming and water exercises are non-weight bearing and involve no potentially-damaging impact on your feet. However, you can still burn calories, improve heart and lung function and also strength and flexibility.

Walking—this fitness activity fits nearly everyone. The shoes you choose and the surface you walk on are the biggest comfort factors if you are experiencing any joint pain in toes, feet or ankles. Your podiatrist can make shoe recommendations to accommodate your specific foot issues.

Yoga—the gentle stretching of this exercise is good for muscles as well as joints and also builds strength and balance—all with no high impact action.

Cycling—whether you do a stationary bike or choose to zip around your neighborhood, biking is an easy-on-your joints fitness activity. Spin classes are a way to raise your fitness level in a more social group setting.

Tai Chi—this ancient martial art consists of slow, rhythmic movements that provide stretching and also offer improved balance and flexibility.

If you are experiencing any joint pain or stiffness, be sure to not put off scheduling an appointment with our podiatrist, Dr. Philip S. Pinsker. Most of these types of ailments will only get worse if you continue to walk on them without treatment. Contact our Washington office today by calling: (724) 225-7410 to arrange for a podiatric evaluation and to get the foot doctor’s advice on the best fitness plan for you.