Phoenix Rehab Novena Clinic Launch
Dear doctors, patients and friends, we are going to launch Phoenix Rehab @ Novena tentatively on Monday, 8th January 2018 (see clinic location and details here), subject to finalizations related to renovations and pre-launch activities. There is lots more to do, including the completion and upgrading of this website, but we are very excited for this opportunity to serve you.
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Arthritic Foot Conditions Podiatry
What is arthritis?
Arthritic Foot Conditions Podiatry:
Arthritis refers to the inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of joints, and is usually accompanied with an increase of fluids in the affected joints. Arthritis has many causes, and in some cases, multiple causes, and is usually associated with different illnesses and conditions.
Arthritis, Arthritic Conditions and the Feet
Arthritis is a broad and complex disease that maybe caused or aggravated by more than 100 different disorders, which makes it more complex. Our feet seems to have higher tendency to arthritis as compared to other parts of our body because each of our foot has a total of 33 joints that can be affected, PLUS there is no real way to avoid the weight bearing function and load on our feet.
Athritis and arthritic conditions can be progressively disabling and cripping. In the United States, it affects more than 40,000,000 Americans. In some of the arthritis types, it can be hereditary. Although most of the time, the risks of arthritis increases with age, BUT, everyone from infants to old age are at risk of developing arthritis, with people over 50 years old being the main targets.
Individuals who develop arthritis in their feet can limit or avoid loss of mobility and independence with early diagnosis and proper podiatry interventions, that can be avoided.
Arthritic Foot Conditions Podiatry - Some Causes
Other than some arthritic conditions being hereditary, arthritic conditions can come about in several ways:
- Through impact and injuries, as more noted in performance athletes and industrial workers. These are aggravated especially if the injuries have been largely unmanaged/ignored (usually injuries and pains in the feet are usually ignored)
- Infections that are bacterial or viral in nature that affects the joints can cause arthritis. The very same organisms in pneumonia, Lyme disease and gonorrhea can cause the arthritis-causing inflammations.
- Certain bowel conditions such as colitis and ileitis can result in arthritic conditions of the joints in the foot, ankles and toes. They seem unrelated, but some clinical cases have shown that treating them can bring relief to arthritic pains.
- Prescription drugs and even illegal street drugs can cause and aggravate arthritis
- An unknown heriditary autoimmune disease
Arthritic Foot Conditions Podiatry - Symptoms
As arthritis can affect the feet's structure and functions, it's vital to consult your doctor or a podiatrist if you experience any of the following in your feet:
- swelling in one or more of the joints in your feet
- if there is presence of pain/tenderness that seems to persist and return
- any joints feels extra hot or looks red
- stiffness or limited in range of motion
- stiffness when you wake up in the morning
- you notice changes on the skin of your feet, such as rashes, growth etc
Different forms of arthritis affect the body in different ways; many
have distinct systemic affects that are not common to other forms. Early
diagnosis is important to effective treatment of any form. Destruction
of cartilage is not reversible, and if the inflammation of arthritic
disease isn't treated, both cartilage and bone can be damaged, which
makes the joints increasingly difficult to move. Most forms of arthritis
cannot be cured but can be controlled or brought into remission;
perhaps only five percent of the most serious cases, usually of
rheumatoid arthritis, result in such severe crippling that walking aids
or wheelchairs are required.
The objectives in the treatment of arthritis are controlling
inflammation, preserving joint function (or restoring it if it has been
lost), and curing the disease if that is possible.
Because the foot is such a frequent target, the doctor of
podiatric medicine is often the first physician to encounter some of the
complaints--inflammation, pain, stiffness, excessive warmth, injuries.
Even bunions can be manifestations of arthritis.
Arthritis may be treated in many ways. Patient education is
important. Physical therapy and exercise may be indicated, accompanied
by medication. In such a complex disease system, it is no wonder that a
wide variety of drugs have been used effectively to treat it; likewise, a
given treatment may be very effective in one patient and almost no help
at all to another. Aspirin is still the first-line drug of choice for
most forms of arthritis and the benchmark against which other therapies
The control of foot functions with shoe inserts called
orthoses, or with braces or specially prescribed shoes, may be
recommended. Surgical intervention is a last resort in arthritis, as it
is with most disease conditions; the replacement of damaged joints with
artificial joints is a possible surgical procedure.
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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
- read more on our specializations here
All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations.
As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth, but you can also make an appointment without seeing any doctors (that being said, if you do need a referral to a specialist orthopedic surgeon or sports GP, we will recommend you too as value added service at no additional costs to you).
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver (we are proud to say that we try our best to only engage the most experienced and specialist therapists - which makes a big difference in clinical outcomes).
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