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I Have Arthritis In My Foot. How Is It Going To React With Diabetes?

Arthritis is defined as inflammation of a joint usually characterized by swelling, pain, and restriction of motion.  There are different kinds of arthritis and different treatments for each kind.  It is best to let your General Practitioner diagnose and treat any problems you are having with your joints.  Don’t assume that any pain, swelling, or stiffness in your foot is ‘just arthritis’.  There are many over-the-counter medications for treating arthritis, but consult your GP if you take these regularly.

Since both arthritis and diabetes tend to affect people as they age, it is common to have both conditions.  Arthritis can make it difficult for people with diabetes to stay as active as they need to be.  However, becasue exercising and staying active are treatments for both arthritis and diabetes, you get a double doses of benefits whenever you exercise.

There are many new medications for arthritis.  The current thinking is that arthritis should be treated more aggressively thatn it was in years past. Researchers think that starting treatment early could prevent much of the pain and disability associated with arthritis.

We have HICAPS available in our clinic, which means that our patients can claim from their private health fund straight away

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