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According to podiatrist Robert Weiss, DPM, "Many arthritic conditions may manifest in the foot prior to any other body part. The arthritic patient, or injured athlete (especially the young), must be kept mobile and as pain-free as possible. The fastest growing group is the baby boom generation, already age 65 and over. Arthritis affects about 43 million people today and the numbers will be higher as time goes on. People who suspect or develop an arthritic condition should seek medical care because early diagnosis and new treatment can often be very helpful in the control of the disease. The best treatment is, however, preventive measures."
 
Dr. Robert Weiss
 
 
"With the onset of arthritis, the normal functions of the joints are impaired. The main objective in the podiatric care of the patient is to try to preserve joint motion to keep the individual mobile. This is done doing rehabilitation therapy that will increase the joint range of motion, decrease swelling, and break down muscle spasm. When adequate inflammation has decreased, it is then advisable to approach the use of biomechanics, which has particular value in treating problems that are directly or indirectly caused by abnormal motion and mechanics of the feet. After that, move into an exercise program to increase blood supply to the area," says Dr. Weiss.
 
Source: Darien News [12/14/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.  
 
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
 
 

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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