Asked by Mclark:
I am an active 60 year old woman who was recently diagnosed with foot & ankle Osteoarthritis. Help! I was overweight for most of my adult life and 5 years ago decided to take my health seriously and started a regimented running program as well as a healthy diet. During the last year, I started to experience swelling and pain around the ankles and feet, especially during and after every physical activity I performed. After a series of medical appointments that included x-rays, I was told I have foot & ankle osteoarthritis and that there is not much that can be done about it. The last things I want to go back to are lack of physical activity and weight gain. Is there a treatment you recommend to your patients?