There are over 100 types of arthritis that can affect both your feet and ankles. Each type can hinder walking and physical activities. Although once you develop arthritis, it is difficult to reverse the effects. Good news though, Dr. Mark Forman DPM, owner of Put Your Feet First, can help you slow down the progression and help ease the pain, so you can be back on your feet.
Simple Ways You Can Help Yourself?
Dr. Forman and his professional Scottsdale team at Put Your Feet First strongly encourage their patients to enact simple remedies at home to begin feeling better immediately. Although these remedies are not effective long-term, they can help you in the interim before visiting with Dr. Forman. Some at-home remedies include:
Interchanging heat and ice every 15 minutes. The heat relaxes the muscle and the ice numbs it, relieving some of your symptoms.
Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication can be taken to relieve pain.
Controlling weight, as the more pressure placed on the foot and ankle, the stronger the pain is felt.
Using a cane or walker to help support you.
These suggestions are a temporary relief until a visit can be scheduled. At Put Your Feet First, we can further help you with a myriad of solutions. Examples include:
Providing supportive braces and footwear suggestions.
Prescription topical and oral anti-inflammatory medications.
Providing a prescription for physical therapy.
Additionally, our top Scottsdale doctor, Mark Forman, DPM and his team at Put Your Feet First, have the expertise to administer additional therapies, such as Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP), MLS Laser treatment, and surgery.
MLS Laser Treatment
Of course, if all other non-invasive treatments do not help you with your arthritic pain, surgery is another option. Dr. Forman, a skilled Scottsdale surgeon can perform this locally. Please call our office and meet with Dr. Forman to see if this is your only option.
We, at Put Your Feet First, truly put YOU first. We want to help you get back on your feet so you can continue your daily activities without pain. To help you, please let us sit down and discuss your challenges and find solutions together. Call us at 480.423.8400 or visit us online to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!