If you suffer from arthritis you are not alone! With nearly 350 million people worldwide, and more than half under the age of 65; chances are that either you or someone you know is struggling with the symptoms of arthritis.
Since June 3rd is #GlobalRunningDay, we’d like to share some tips on choosing the right footwear in order to help improve the quality of your walk or run!
Each individual’s type and location of arthritis in their knee may vary. Such as, one person may suffer with arthritis on their condyles while another might have arthritis of the patellofemoral section of the knee joint. This is why it’s important to have the right pair of sneakers for staying active. When shopping for walking or running sneakers, it’s worthwhile to utilize the foot and gait assessments offered at your local athletic shoe stores such as Marathon Sports. A few highly rated brands of running sneakers are:
Hallux Limitus refers to limited flexibility in your big toe while Hallux Rigidus is when the condition has progressed. This can cause strain, pain, and fatigue elsewhere in your lower extremities such as your knees, hips or lower back. To avoid this complication and to be able to keep moving, your shoes can help compensate for the stiffness in your toe.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind especially if you are a beginner.
If you are considering joint replacement surgery and want to get your active lifestyle back, you may be a candidate for our Knee or Toe Joint Preservation Implant Systems. Our implants remove significantly less bone than traditional joint replacements, restore the native anatomy of the joint, and can allow you to resume full activity levels and live an independent lifestyle!
We’ve included the links to a few of our patients who were able to get back to running after receiving an Arthrosurface implant.