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Our feet have a complex structure that consists of 26 bones, more than 30 small joints and many muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Any problem in the feet or ankles is usually, but not always, related to arthritis. Due to the arch shape of the feet, the body’s weight is evenly spread over many bones and joints. Feet with lower arches tend to be more flexible than those with higher arches. The arch of a foot isn’t necessarily a problem but it can increase the chances of developing other problems of the feet. The structure of the foot changes as we get older or if arthritis affects the foot joints. The changes are noticeable in the arch.

Managing foot/ ankle pain

 

For most people foot problems can come and go without any prescribed treatment, or can respond well to self-treatment. Certain precautions can help in keeping problems to a minimum.

Some foot care tips

  • Wash your feet regularly and dry them thoroughly, especially between your toes
  • Use a proper foot cream
  • Cut your toenails every six to eight weeks and file down the sharp edges
  • Don’t ignore minor cuts, blisters or graze. Seek professional advice if they don’t heal in two to three days
  • Use proper medications if you have ulcers on your feet
  • If you have athlete’s foot, use of cream or powder from the chemist can speed up the healing process
  • Toenails are vulnerable to fungal infections. Use of antifungal creams can be helpful in treating the infections
  • Try foot exercises to ease pain and prevent future injuries
  • Get the right footwear

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The hip joint is the most important joint of the human body. It allows us to walk, run and jump. The hip joint not only bears the entire body’s weight, it is also one of the most flexible joints allowing a great range of motion. However, despite its durability, the joint is not indestructible. Age and overuse can cause wear and tear or the joint may get damaged causing pain. Hip fracture, particularly in the elderly people, can occur due to the result of a fall or other injuries.

Managing hip pain

  • Activate your muscles by starting your day with regular exercise
  • Ice your inflamed joints four to five times daily for 10–15 minutes
  • Swimming and water aerobics can help in lowering the pain
  • Avoid high impact activities as they can worsen the symptoms
  • Losing weight can help offset pressure on the joint and relieve hip pain
  • If your hip hurts during a certain exercise, it’s time to stop

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A lot of factors like a sudden injury, overuse injury or arthritis can lead to knee pain. Knee pain often comes with symptoms like swelling and stiffness. Most common knee problems include sprained ligaments, meniscus tears, runner’s knee and tendinitis. If a previous injury is left untreated, it can flare up suddenly and cause pain. Knee pain can affect people of any age and though its treatment depends mainly on the cause, minor knee pain responds well to self-care measures.

Managing knee pain

  • Too much of rest can weaken your muscles and worsen the pain, keep moving
  • Exercise regularly to strengthen the muscles and improve balance
  • Be careful during movement to curb the risk of fall. Remember, weaker, painful or unstable knees are more prone to fall and injuries
  • Keep a check on your weight to reduce stress on your knees
  • Find yourself the right pair of shoes

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Low back pain is one thing that almost everyone experiences at some point of time in their lives. In most cases it does not require any treatment and gets better on its own. But if the pain is intense and unbearable, or refuses to go way, then it requires treatment, which would depend on the specific cause. A number of factors can lead to low back pain like a sudden injury or lifting something heavy. Other major causes of low back pain can be spine defects, a structural reason like a narrow spinal cord, spinal curvature, bone tumours etc. Symptoms can range from a dull ache to stabbing or shooting sensation. If the pain lasts for more than three months it is considered chronic.

Managing low back pain

  • Apply ice for 24 to 48 hours after an injury and switch to heat after that to reduce the inflammation
  • Keep doing your daily activities if the pain is not unbearable
  • Maintaining the correct posture is important
  • Try to get enough and good sleep
  • Go to physical therapists for specialized exercises to strengthen core muscles

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There can be a number of causes for neck pain which include poor posture and sitting at the desk for too long. However, more serious causes like infections, tumours, congenital abnormalities, age or even cancers would need treatment by specialists. Conditions which are not serious can usually be relieved within a few days with some basic exercises, physiotherapy or posture correction. However, if the pain continues for over a week, consult your doctor immediately. You should see a doctor immediately if you experience other symptoms like fever, headaches, swollen glands, weakness, numbness or tingling sensations.

Managing neck pain

  • Don’t rest too much as it can weaken your muscles and worsen the pain
  • Exercise regularly to strengthen the muscles and improve balance
  • Be careful and curb the risk of falling down. Remember, weaker, painful or unstable knees are more prone to fall and injuries
  • Keep a check on your weight to reduce stress on your knees
  • Find yourself the right pair of shoes

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Pain in the shoulder can be the result of a number of causes, which can include muscle or joint strain, sprain due to lifting of heavy weight or any other injury. Sometimes an old injury also may result in pain at a much later stage in life, which may become chronic pain if ignored. Shoulder pain can also be due to tendinitis, swelling of tendons that attach the muscles to the joint. You can experience symptoms like inflammation or tension in the muscles and tendons around the shoulder. Neck pain can cause referred pain in your shoulder blade or upper arm. Remember, if you feel a tingling sensation in your hands or arm, it can be a problem in your neck which is often referred to as radiated pain

Managing shoulder pain

  • Take adequate rest to relieve your shoulders from everyday stress
  • Stop exercising if the pain is severe
  • Try cold compress and heat therapy
  • Avoid poor postures like slouching your shoulders
  • Avoid smoking as it leads to poor blood circulation

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Warm, tender, swollen joints can be symptoms of underlying conditions like arthritis or an injury like dislocation. Some of the most common types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis and septic arthritis. Home remedies can help in reducing swollen joints but you should consult your doctor if the pain is accompanied by fever and if you can’t find a specific cause of the pain.

Managing warm, tender, swollen joints

  • Apply ice pack wrapped in a cloth for 10 minutes at a time to ease the pain
  • Avoid low chairs and couches
  • Maintain good posture
  • Avoid being inactive for a prolonged period
  • Watch your weight and have a healthy diet
  • Regular light exercise is important

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It is common to experience stiff joints as we age. However, age is not the only factor responsible for stiff joints. Other factors like obesity, arthritis, lupus, other medical conditions and even lifestyle choices can also cause stiffness in joints.

Managing stiffness in joints

  • Use hot and cold compress
  • Try over the counter anti-inflammatory medicines
  • If you’re overweight, lose excess weight
  • Be active and exercise regularly
  • Go for a healthy and balanced diet

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