Feet are a fundamental part of our body. They provide balance, stability, sensitivity, and a way for us to walk and do other physical activity. This is why we must be concerned about their care and prevent diseases that can later become more serious.

People with overweight, athletes, the ones that suffer from arthritis, or those who haven’t had a checkup with their podiatrist, can suffer from conditions that greatly affect their feet, such as arthritic feet.

Arthritic feet occurs when the articulations of the foot are swollen, causing difficulty in moving and pain. Arthritis causes these same symptoms, affecting any joint in the body. Arthritic foot can be caused by different types of arthritis such as: gout, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It can affect anyone, but is most commonly caused by:

  • Overweight
  • Aging, usually occurring in people over 50 years
  • Genetic factors
  • Untreated injuries
  • Use of inadequate shoes.

Start preventing and taking action to avoid diseases such as arthritic feet. You should try to maintain a healthy lifestyle to avoid overweight, injuries, wear appropriate shoes and be alert to any symptoms such as pain, stiffness, swelling, or difficulty walking.

Remember not to neglect your feet. They are a fundamental part of our body. At Soleil Surgical, we offer you podiatry and vascular services, from the hand of our specialists with a complete and quality attention to treat this ailment. Visit our website to learn more about us www.soleilsurgical.com or call us 407-343-4983.