Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
Did you know that there are 26 bones and 30 joints in your foot? All of these are held together by muscles, tendons and ligaments, which work together to control foot and ankle motion. Arthritis limits this motion, often causing severe pain and impeding your ability to walk comfortably.
Arthritis comes in many forms, but the most common is osteoarthritis. It is common as you age, resulting from wear and tear to joint cartilage, the soft tissue between joints.
Signs of Arthritis in the Foot or Ankle
Some of the more obvious signs of osteoarthritis in your foot and ankle include:
- Can’t go up or down the stairs
- Ankles lock up with prolonged sitting, standing, or sleeping
- Difficulty getting out of the car
- Difficulty walking, dancing or hiking with loved ones
- Can no longer play golf, tennis or your favorite hobby
- Swollen, stiff and sore ankles
How to Beat Arthritis Pain in the Foot or Ankle with Chiropractic and Laser Therapy.
The most important thing you can do to treat arthritis in the foot or ankle is to TAKE ACTION NOW! Prolonging treatment often results in worsening symptoms and pain. One thing is for certain; it’s not going to get better on its own. The ability to remain mobile is critical. Don’t get pigeon-holed into a situation where your mobility becomes dependent on others.
Non-invasive, 100% pain-free laser and Chiropractic and Laser Therapy have produced amazing results with thousands of our patients. These therapies work to reduce inflammation, regenerate cells/tissue, increase circulation and reduce pain so you can get back to living life on your terms.
Call our office to schedule a consultation to determine if you qualify for laser treatment.
Peripheral Neuropathy in the Foot
Are you experiencing sensations of burning, stabbing, numbness, throbbing, freezing or prickling? Are you having issues with balance, falling, muscle weakness, bruising, swelling or sensitivity to touch? If so, you may be suffering from peripheral neuropathy. You’re not alone. It is estimated that approximately 20 million Americans suffer from this ailment.
Neuropathy is a condition that impacts the peripheral nerves. There are three types of peripheral nerves: motor, sensory and automatic. Their function is to connect the spinal cord to muscles, skin and internal organs. When these nerves are not working properly, they cause uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms that often start in the feet. These sensations can also migrate to the legs.
What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy?
The most common cause of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes. Other causes include vitamin deficiencies, auto-immune disorders, medications (especially cancer treatments), thyroid disorders, alcohol abuse, injury, heredity and toxins.
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I am a retired Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon in Santa Ana. In the last 5 years, I have developed neuropathy and fortunately I am not a diabetic so I’m glad it’s idiopathic. The pain was so bad day and night that I’d hoped it did not have to come to them amputating my feet eventually. Read more …
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