Running ShoesMedicine & Science in Sports & Exercise featured a research study that can prove running does not have an effect on arthritic development. As long as the knees of the runner are healthy, running does not increase the risk of incurring or developing arthritis regardless of the person’s age.  

The research came to its conclusion by studying the foot’s pounding as it strikes the ground. It was found that the foot actually the ground less since the strides are longer as opposed to walking, even if the striking tends to be harder. “The discovery provides an explanation for why few runners develop knee arthritis”, said Ross Miller, an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Maryland. Miller also mentions that, “running and walking are essentially indistinguishable,” in terms of the wear and tear they may inflict on knees.

If you are struggling with pain from your arthritic feet and believe it is causing ankle pain or walking instability, consult podiatrist Dr. James C. Ricketti of Hamilton. Dr. Ricketti can provide you with care, and treatment options for your foot and or ankles.

Arthritic Foot Care

In an average lifetime, we walk approximately 75,000 miles. This can put a great deal of stress on the 26 bones and 30 joints that we have in our feet. As we get older, our feet lose flexibility and elasticity. Our shock absorbers weaken, and if arthritis comes into play, the joints become inflamed and distorted. Arthritic foot care and treatment would become imperative at this point.

It is best to take care of your feet by wearing well-fitted shoes. Certain conditions may develop when you wear shoes that don’t fit properly, for example hammertoes, neuroma, and bunions. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room in the shoe can help your feet be comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with arch support will help; it is also a good idea to buy shoes that contour to your foot.

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Hamilton, NJ. We offer all the newest in diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle conditions.

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