Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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Houghton, MI 49931 US




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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
May 10, 2016
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May is Arthritis Awareness Month and it's a time to spread the message about the prevention, methods, and treatments for arthritis. Because each foot has 33 joints that can be afflicted, feet are very susceptible to arthritis. Arthritis, in general terms, is inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, often accompanied by an increase in fluids in the joints. Arthritis has multiple causes; just as a sore throat may have its origin in a variety of conditions... joint inflammation and arthritis are associated with many different illnesses. Arthritis is a frequent component of complex diseases and may be involve in more than 100 identifiable disorders.

Due to all the joints in each foot, these joints can be affected due to the tremendous weight-bearing load on the feet. Arthritis can be a disabling and occasionally... a crippling disease. It afflicts almost 40 million Americans. In some forms, it appears to have hereditary tendencies. While it increases with age, all people from infancy to middle age are potential victims. People over 50 are most prone to arthritis.

In this week's program, Dr. Reminga talks about the causes of arthritis and also describes the various types of the condition, such as... osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of arthritis. It's frequently called degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis. He also talks about rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and others. Listen to this very informative program in observance of Arthritis Awareness Month.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.