What is Foot and Toe Degenerative Joint Disease and What is It Doing to Your Joints?

Published: 24th August 2010
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Foot and toe degenerative joint disease can be a crippling condition that ruins your quality of life. It tends to affect the 50+ age group which is usually just as you get to the point in your life when you finally have a bit of time to yourself and hopefully a bit of money. You think "Perhaps I will take up golf" (or any other activity you fancy) but every time you do your new activity you get pain during it and stiffness after from your foot and toe degenerative joint disease. Its just not worth the suffering and so your dream goes right out the window. Your foot and toe degenerative joint disease is controlling your life but does it have to?





The Arthritis Foundation recommends a combination of the following treatments:





Drugs


Rest


Physical activity


Joint protection


Heat and cold therapy to reduce pain


Physical therapy





But you need to find the key to this combination, in other words which works best for you. But more than that you also have to learn to HOW to use these treatments effectively to get good relief from the nagging symptoms of foot and toe degenerative joint disease.





So for example when do you use heat and when do you use cold? How long should you leave the pack on for and what type of pack should you use? When should you rest and when should you be active? Should you splint and if so for how long and what type of splint should you use? And do you really have to pay for physical therapy for the rest of your life because if you do you wont be able to do those fun activities anyway as you wont be able to afford them!





All these questions need to be answered to give you effective relief.





So can you get relieve of your foot and toe degenerative joint disease? Can you enjoy all the activities you want to? Yes, you can! Does your foot and toe degenerative joint disease have to ruin your life? No, but you do need to learn to self manage your foot and toe degenerative joint disease with a combination of different therapies. It is not difficult- once you know how of course!




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