Are there foods that make arthritis worse?

Arthritis is a very common condition that can affect pretty much any joint in your body. There are different kinds of arthritis, each bringing symptoms of varying degrees. If you live with arthritis, you can attest to the discomfort when a flare up occurs. It can truly be debilitating for some people, hindering even the simplest of daily activities.

When treating all sorts of conditions, Dr. Harvey Danciger always encourages his patients that prevention often pays off in the long run. When it comes to arthritis, food can play a big role in how you feel how much pain you endure. It is important to avoid foods that cause inflammation. Foods with saturated and trans fats, fried food, refined carbohydrates and sugary candy are the worst offenders.

What foods should I limit or avoid?

  • White bread
  • Processed foods
  • Boxed breakfast cereal
  • White rice
  • Frozen desserts
  • Chips and crackers
  • Foods with added sugar or high fructose corn syrup
  • Soft drinks, sports drinks and sugary beverages

If you are struggling to manage your arthritis, Dr. Danciger can help. Call our office today at (760) 568-0108 to make an appointment or schedule an appointment online.

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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle