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My achy, breaky….feet?

Sing! Now don’t go breaking up with your feet!

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And please do not mistake this feature on foot arthritis just for the plus 60 crowd.

Dr. Jason Theodsakis, assistant professor at the University Of Arizona, College Of Medicine, and a specialist in sports and preventative medicine, says that everyone, especially the older you get will experience some form of arthritis. It starts presenting itself in your 30’s and 40’s. Ever squat down and hear a “snap, crackle, pop?” Yes. That’s the beginning stages of arthritis.

Is it becoming harder for you to walk a great distance? Are your feet stiff in the morning? Have they “locked up” on you recently? All of these are symptoms of foot arthritis. What can you do to prevent this? Here are a few tips:
1. drink plenty of water
2. lose weight or maintain your weight
3. exercise (swim, if you’re in a great deal of pain)
4. take your vitamins
5. stretch your toes
6. wear proper footwear

Pay attention to your feet, it’s hard to move without them.

Flat feet – To ease the pain of flat feet, reinforce the soles and tendons of your feet. Supportive (and comfortable!) shoes are key.

Are you flat footed? Orthotics can help stretch the soles and tendons of your feet and ease any pain or discomfort you may feel. These custom inserts are placed on the bottom of your shoe providing support and distributing pressure along the joints. They help create an arch in the bottom of your foot. This in turn helps to ease pain in the soles and tendons of your feet.

More importantly, (aside from inserts) you need to wear supportive and comfortable shoes. Your foot and ankle should be supported without the shoe being too large or too small.