Osteoarthritis (OA) can be a challenging disease to manage.
Exercise can help ease the stiffness and pain of joints, but at the same time, the disease makes it difficult to do the exercise that you enjoy.
In Ireland, over 400,000 people are affected by osteoarthritis. This type of arthritis is generally caused by ‘wear and tear’.
Some people also get pain in their feet at night. In the ankle, osteoarthritis could cause your ligaments to become weaker, which could put more strain on the cartilage.
You might also find the muscles around your ankle become weaker over time, and it may feel painful to walk or put weight on your ankle.
Injuries can cause your cartilage to wear away faster and cause arthritic pain sooner than expected.
Golf has been shown to be a beneficial exercise for sufferers of OA with studies showing it can reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity while also improving psychological wellbeing.
If you suspect that osteoarthritis might be causing you to have pain in your feet get in touch. As well as coming up with a treatment plan we can advise on custom orthotics and living a healthy lifestyle.