Educational Articles: Arthritis

Arthritis

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


Arthritis, which literally means “joint pain,” is one of the leading causes of disability among Americans. Arthritis, including arthritis in the foot, toe, and ankle joints, can occur at any age, though certain types of arthritis may be more common in older or younger individuals. There is no cure for this health problem, though there are many treatment options available. Treating arthritis in its early stages...
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Footwear & Knee Osteoarthritis

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


Knee osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is a common health problem in the United States, especially among the elderly. This health problem, notes the 
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, is one of the top five most common causes of disability in older individuals. The risk for knee osteoarthritis-related disability, states the Academy, is comparable to the likelihood of disability... Read more

Hallux Limitus: Conventional vs. Natural Approaches

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


In this video, Dr. Ray McClanahan, a sports podiatrist at Northwest Foot and Ankle and the inventor of 
Correct Toes, dives deep into the condition called hallux limitus. Hallux limitus is a condition in which the big toe is unable to bend upward (or dorsiflex) to a proper degree. This foot health problem begins early in life in those who wear conventional footwear. Tapering toe boxes... Read more

Osteoarthritis: Conventional vs. Natural Approaches

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


In this video, Dr. Ray McClanahan, a sports podiatrist at Northwest Foot and Ankle and the inventor of Correct Toes, discusses the most common causes of foot and toe osteoarthritis. He also reviews common conventional approaches to foot osteoarthritis and compares these with more natural approaches that have proven helpful for his patient base. Conventional footwear... Read more