You don’t have to live with the pain from knee arthritis – let us help!
There are some health conditions that seem destined to grow worse over time because the condition keeps you from doing the things that would help you get better, alleviate the pain, or keep it from worsening. Knee arthritis is one of those conditions, but here at Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, we have proven treatments and information that can help you. Here are a few tips for dealing with your knee arthritis:
- Keep Exercising. Your knee joints need motion to keep the muscles properly supporting them, so you shouldn’t stay on the couch all day just because your knees are aching. While you should avoid lunges, deep squats, and other actions that put excessive pressure on your knees, you can try out some less-intensive workouts, like swimming, elliptical training, and bicycling. We will be happy to advise you on whether you should cut back on certain activities and increase other ones when you have knee arthritis.
- Weight Management. Weight puts stress on your knees. Reducing your weight can slow the rate of knee cartilage degeneration.
- Don’t Go it Alone. It can be challenging to adopt healthier lifestyle habits such as eating right without motivation. Make friends with others who have knee arthritis, so you can work together toward getting relief and avoid becoming depressed about your condition. You will also benefit from the support you’ll get here.
- Wear Proper Footwear. Avoid clogs, pumps, high-heeled shoes, and shoes without good arch support. With our custom orthotics, you can get the best possible support that can ease the pain of knee arthritis. Many of our patients see a remarkable difference by making this change.
If you are experiencing pain caused by knee arthritis, don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation. We will assess your situation and provide custom orthotics and other ways to get relief from pain and stiffness, so you can get back to enjoying the activities you love most in The Blue Mountains, Ontario area.
At Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, we treat knee arthritis for residents of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Owen Sound, Stayner, Meaford, Thornbury, Creemore, The Blue Mountains, and surrounding areas in Ontario.