Arthritis foot pain? Fitness walking? How is that even possible with all the pain?
Let's help to ease your pain a bit and allow you to have more fun walking and keeping fit.
is a major cause of foot pain - especially if you're over 50. It's the
inflammation of the cartilage and the lining of the joints in the foot.
It can cause redness as well as extreme pain and swelling. With this
kind of pain it's pretty hard to do any kind of walking.
The goal here is suggest ways you can get out walking with the arthritis foot pain you have in ways that reduce your pain while you are benefiting from walking.
You're probably sitting there thinking -
Well you're certainly right on one count. 'IT HURTS!' No argument there!
What might surprise you though is that some form of exercise will actually make things better! Not doing any exercise will actually make it hurt more. Double ouch!
So where do you start? With your doctor or health professional!
Tell her you want to start walking more. Share our Fitness Walking Programs with her if you wish - especially our Level 1 Fitness Walking Program. You need her guidance to get a gentle exercise program specifically for you and your circumstances. She will know your arthritis foot pain situation better than anyone.
That regular, gentle exercise will help you with range of motion of your joints, improve your mobility, reduce your pain and ease sore, stiff muscles. Most important, it will get you ready to start your own walking program with us.
When you have your personal exercise program in hand (and are actually doing it) you're ready to add a little walking to it. How much depend a whole lot on how severe your condition is and the guidance of your doctor. And of course - YOU!
Do only what you can. Do NOT rush it! When you're ready to walk, please do pay very special attention to ...
You need to get the most comfortable arthritic footwear for your foot condition. Along with comfort, they need to have:
Please read Choosing Arthritic Shoes when you want to start walking. You are also welcome to read Choosing Your Best Walkingh Shoes to understand everything you really do need to know when selecting your shoes.
The Importance Of Wearing Proper Arthritis Socks
You really do need to wear properly designed arthritis socks. They provide additional foot padding to ease stress, shear and shock forces on your feet.
There's one company we know that does this better than anyone. They've been doing it for over 50 years. Should you suffer from arthritis foot or diabetes foot pain, Thorlo Socks has suggestions and solutions for you as well.
First we recommend you go to this page and read the background information on these specialty socks. Click on the Learn More tab on these pages for complete info.
Then before you decide to purchase take advantage of the Free Consultation below.
Cover all your bases. Make your walking experience as enjoyable as you can. You'll be able to cope with your arthritis foot pain quite well. Walking, as with your arthritis progress takes place one step at a time!
You can do it!
We'll be cheering for you.
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