Foot and ankle pain or joint stiffness, which is felt especially in old age, can be a symptom of arthritis. Reducing pain and ignoring discomfort often leads to severe and severe arthritis, which can ultimately affect the patient’s ability to walk, even for short distances. Severe arthritis can limit mobility and reduce quality of life.
The foot consists of 26 bones and more than 30 joints, and the ankle joint connects the foot with the lower leg. Foot and ankle pain and joint deformities often suggest a diagnosis of foot and ankle arthritis. Once a joint is infected, the cartilage cells are most likely affected and damaged over time. Since cartilage cells cannot grow back, the damage caused by infection can be irreversible. Less commonly, foot and ankle pain caused by arthritis can irritate the nerves that surround the joint and cause numbness in the foot and ankle.
To prevent arthritis-related foot and ankle pain, you should always start with simple steps, like having the right shoes or trying to modify your shoes if you already have the condition. Occasionally, foot and ankle specialist Singapore examines the shoes a patient wears for evidence of deformation, wear, and alignment. This independent examination of the shoe helps determine the cause of pain in the foot and ankle, and even in the knees and hips. Lifestyle is another important factor and you should check if your current lifestyle is compatible with healthy legs. Arthritis patients should try to limit activities that can affect prompt treatment and treatment of the disease. In some more severe cases, a bandage may be made to help hold the affected joint in place. These devices will support the joints and prevent excessive movement.
Another foot disease is mycosis, which can be caused by a fungus. Onychomycosis is also a type of toenail infection. Nail fungus or disfigurement can cause a toenail fungus infection. There are many types of toenail fungal infections. Depending on the infection, the nail can take on different colors, such as yellow, brown, gray, or black.
Generally, regardless of whether a patient has arthritis or not, foot and ankle pain is usually caused or aggravated by inappropriate shoes. Hammer toes, painful nails, pain in the bones of the big toe, and neuroma are conditions that occur when the foot begins to take the shape of a shoe. Wearing comfortable and appropriate shoes can help relieve pain in your feet and ankles without the cost and time of surgery and other treatments. Proper, well-fitting shoes are very important and help improve mobility for arthritis patients.
Another key to relieving foot and ankle pain is regular exercise. To minimize stiffness and pain, the Achilles tendon (the umbilical cord at the back of the heel) and the tendons within the ball of the foot can be effectively stretched. Massaging the foot and ankle is believed to help prevent stress from abnormal stiffness and relieve foot and ankle pain over time.