Category: Arthritis

Use Exercise to Improve Your Arthritis Symptoms

Picture this: a 66-year-old athlete goes to the doctor complaining of ankle pain. This woman runs considerable distances every week and says she’s participated in 14 triathlons in the last few months. The doctor takes some x-rays and finds severe ankle osteoarthritis. He cannot believe the x-rays he took correspond to this person who can […]

Seniors Don’t Have to Put Up with Foot Pain

Most senior citizens experience some foot pain. It’s no wonder: by the time you turn 80, you’ve walked about 110,000 miles. You’d have to walk from our podiatry office in Centreville, Virginia, to Lower Manhattan and back 183 times to go 110,000 miles. And that’s just the average person. If you’re regularly active, you see a lot more […]

Juvenile Arthritis May Affect Feet and Ankles

  You may be surprised to learn that arthritis is not exclusively an ailment of the aged. In the United States, there are about 300,000 kids diagnosed with some form of juvenile arthritis. Since July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, we’re putting the spotlight on kids with joint inflammation. What does juvenile arthritis look like? […]

What to Do When Feet Go Snap, Crackle, Pop

A few weeks ago, Britney Spears brought new meaning to the phrase “pop star” when she broke a metatarsal bone in her foot while practicing a dance routine. The incident was caught on tape, and you can hear the bone make a loud popping noise. You can google it if you’re not squeamish about hearing […]

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