ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Can Autoimmune Conditions be Reversed? Researchers Make a Surprising Discovery

How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough

Nutrients Boost Stem Cell Function

Humans have three times more brown body fat

B12 Proven Essential for Every Cell

Soy isoflavones may benefit breast cancer patients

How B Vitamins Improve Brain Health, Cognition, Psychiatric Problems and Mood Disorders

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

Ylang Ylang Oil Not Only Soothes Your Skin, but Your Mind as Well

Exercises to Help Prevent Urinary Incontinence

 
Print Page
Email Article

Patients Say Foot and Ankle Surgery Relieves Arthritis Pain

  [ 20 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • February 27, 2002




A new survey presented by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons reports two in three patients who had surgery to treat arthritis in the foot or ankle say they have experienced significant pain relief, and more than half have increased their physical activity as a result.

Patients from Colorado, Texas, and Illinois who had foot or ankle surgery within the past two years to treat conditions caused by arthritis were chosen for the survey. Surgical procedures performed included ankle arthroscopy, joint replacement, joint removal, fusion and remodeling, to clean out the affected joint.

According to the survey, eighty-four percent of the respondents identified pain relief as a desired outcome of the surgery, and 61 percent said they hoped to increase their physical activity following surgery. In addition, two-thirds of respondents reported their surgery was more than 80 percent successful in relieving their arthritis pain, and more than half said that they had increased their physical activity by 50 percent or more since having surgery.

"These results should be good news for anyone suffering with painful arthritis in the foot or ankle. Arthroscopy and other foot and ankle procedures are successful in treating the large majority of these cases by relieving pain and restoring movement," said ACFAS President Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process that affects bones and joints and slowly progresses with advancing age. It also can result from fractures and ankle sprains that were not treated appropriately or didn't heal properly. Surgery to repair or reconstruct an arthritic joint usually is required when arthritis leads to chronic foot and ankle pain, limited motion and foot and ankle deformities, such as bunions, hammertoes and adult-acquired flatfoot. Mendicino said patient quality of life can be significantly improved by surgery to relieve arthritic pain and to restore lost motion.

"Ankle arthroscopy, for example, can remove products of arthritic damage and most patients can resume normal activity in several days. This procedure often eliminates the need for more invasive surgery. However, in advanced cases, ankle joint replacement or fusion might be equally rewarding for patients with disabling arthritic pain," he explained.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History
Guarding Against the Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency Guarding Against the Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency
Herbal Rescue for High Blood Sugar Herbal Rescue for High Blood Sugar
Relief for Dry, Itchy Skin Caused by Fibromyalgia Relief for Dry, Itchy Skin Caused by Fibromyalgia
How I Found My Long-Lost Energy How I Found My Long-Lost Energy

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map