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May
2019
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11:52 PM
America/New_York

How You Can Fix Those Aching Feet

AARP.org reports on the common areas of the foot where chronic pain might strike, including vascular; orthopedics (i.e., muscle or skeletal issues); skin; and nerves.

AARP.org spoke to Rock G. Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH, director of the non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service at HSS, who explained, “[Joe] DiMaggio’s injury and a failed surgery during his playing career were the big impetuses for non-surgical musculoskeletal foot and ankle interventions in this country.” Dr. Positano advised those who are experiencing foot pain to look for an expert that is affiliated with a podiatry or medical school and who specializes in nonsurgical interventions.

Five solutions provided that can build "happy feet" include finding shoes that fit appropriately; exercises that maintain foot function; maintaining a diet inclusive of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids; walking around barefoot at home; and rolling the foot on a lacrosse or golf ball for five minutes a day to provide the stimulation your foot requires.

Read the full article at AARP.org. This article also appeared in print in the May 2019 edition.