Arthritis of the foot: varieties, prevention
Pain in the legs, difficulty walking, discomfortin wearing shoes - all this becomes a constant test for a person who showed arthritis of the foot. According to the doctors, recently joint diseases are quite common, and most of them are accounted for by arthritis. It should be noted that they do not always appear in connection with age-related changes, and often occur in young people.
Osteoarthritis occurs most often. The causes of its occurrence are associated with age, excess weight, heavy loads, mechanical damage to the foot. Reducing the elasticity of articular cartilage leads to its erasure and disruption of the functioning of the joint. There is swelling, local fever, pain, redness, change in gait.
Gout is another common form of arthritis. It occurs as a result of impaired excretion of uric acid by the kidneys, deposition and accumulation of urate in the joints. This arthritis of the foot is more common in adult men over 50 years of age than in women. The first manifestation will be inflammation and painful soreness of the thumb. To treat gout, you need to find out the root cause of the disease (why urates are not excreted from the body).
Treatment of arthritis is prescribed by doctors narrowlyspecializing in these diseases. In any form, the first place is the observance of the curative-protective regime and the complete release of the sick joints from the load.
Supplement traditional medicine is desirable andtraditional methods of treatment. You can warm feet in hot sand, make baths with a solution of iodized salt, warming compresses (all thermal procedures do only with the permission of the doctor). At home, you can prepare phyto-tea, ointments and various infusions for compresses. An ancient Ural ointment from arthritis: 100 g of mustard is mixed with 100 g of salt, to form a creamy mass, add paraffin and put in a warm place for one night. Next, the prepared ointment before going to bed rubs painful places until completely absorbed. In the morning, the mixture should be washed off with warm water.
- legs must be protected from injuries and constant tension;
- wear only comfortable, fit shoes;
- cure diseases, for example, chronic tonsillitis and tonsillitis can cause arthritis;
- monitor kidney health;
- Do not gain excessive weight;
- refrain from smoking;
- to conduct therapeutic gymnastics.
Remember that foot arthritis is very hard to heal, it is much easier to prevent it from appearing.