Taking Care of Aching Feet from Arthritis Pain
Running from January 2 to January 12, the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will be entering its 26th year and is expected to draw over 135,000 film enthusiasts. As one of the largest film festivals in the U.S., the PSIFF certainly has something to offer anyone. If you want to attend this fabulous event, but arthritis pain in your feet or ankles is holding you back, the practice of Harvey R. Danciger, DPM, is here to help!
The first step in taking care of aching feet due to arthritis is to make an appointment to see us sooner rather than later. Actually, even better is to have your feet checked at least once a year. A yearly visit will allow Dr. Danciger to know if there have been any changes to your feet and if prescribed orthotics are still working properly.
As we determine a course of treatment, one highly effective and painless method is laser therapy. Our state-of-the-art laser treats the pain that results from a variety of conditions and allows you to find relief so you can do the things you enjoy doing.
Other methods for dealing with arthritis pain include:
- Exercising is proven to help alleviate the pain and decrease the limitations arthritis puts on you. One of the key components of an arthritis exercise plan is stretching, especially for your Achilles tendon and the tendons in your toes and balls of your feet.
- Get a foot massage, doctor’s orders! (You’re welcome.) Having the balls of your feet and toes kneaded will provide soothing effects to lift your spirits.
- Orthotic devices can potentially correct misalignments and distribute bodyweight more evenly across the soles of your feet. Dr. Harvey Danciger, DPM, can evaluate your particular situation and determine if customized inserts are right for you.
You don’t have to live with arthritis pain. Our office offers effective, state-of-the-art laser therapy that is proven to treat any painful condition, including arthritis. We will provide the relief you need. Schedule an appointment with our Palm Desert, CA, office by either calling (760) 568-0108 or filling out our online request today.
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