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DC PODIATRIST DISCUSSES OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE FEET

 

DC PODIATRIST, DR. ERIKA SCHWARTZ, SPOKESPERSON FOR THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (APMA) STATES, THOUGH EXPERTS DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE OA OF THE BIG TOE, THEY AGREE IT IS MORE COMMON AS WE PASS THE HALF-CENTURY MARK.  BECAUSE WE PUSH OFF THE BIG TOE WITH EVERY STEP, IT GETS A LOT OF WEAR AND TEAR.  AS THE JOINT'S CARTILAGE WEARS DOWN, IT MAY FEEL STIFF OR HURT WHEN YOU WALK, A CONDITION DUBBED HALLUX LIMITUS.  EVENTUALLY, THE JOINT MAY STOP MOVING ALTOGETHER -- A PAINFUL CONDITION CALLED HALLUX RIGIDUS.  SOME PEOPLE ALSO DEVELOP AN OVER GROWTH OF BONE, OR A BONE SPUR, ON TOP OF THE JOINT, WHICH MANY PATIENTS MISTAKE FOR A BUNION."

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS TREATS MANY PATIENTS WITH THESE CONDITIONS SUCCESSFULLY.  ALTHOUGH YOU CANNOT REMOVE ANY DAMAGE THAT HAS ALREADY OCCURRED, YOU CAN BY STRETCHING, EXERCISE, PHYSICAL THERAPY, ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (ART), MOBILIZATION, ORTHOTICS, ICE, PROPER FOOTWEAR SLOW DOWN THE DISEASE AND RELIEVE THE SYMPTOMS.  MY FOOT CLINIC NEVER RECOMMENDS SURGERY AND WE ALSO AVOID MEDICATIONS WHENEVER HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE TO GET WELL NATURALLY, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT MY FOOT CLINIC AT 416-465-8737.  WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY.

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