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According to a study published in the May 2006 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, adults with arthritis are significantly less likely than adults without arthritis to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity at levels recommended by federally Healthy People 2010 and by experts in the fields of arthritis and physical activity. In fact, more than a third of adults with arthritis are inactive.
Previous studies have shown that both strength training and aerobic exercise benefit people with both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis by decreasing pain, delaying disability, improving muscle strength, improving gait and function and decreasing the risk of falls. Physical and psychological benefits resulting from exercise have also been shown for patients with fibromyalgia and systemic lupus erythematosus. The authors of the study note however that increasing physical activity in patients with forms of arthritis is difficult because of misconceptions of harm...
When my hands and feet started hurting about a year after I finished chemo, my oncologist said I had, " Taxol toes ." She went on to explain that a more accurate term is peripheral neuropathy, which means nerve damage in the extremities--hands and feet.
My hands and feet felt like they were asleep. I frequently dropped things, and I had trouble walking on uneven terrain and steps because I wasn't getting accurate information from my nerves. For some people neuropathy can be severe enough that they have to go on disability.
If you are going to be taking a taxane chemo drug like Taxol or Taxotere , you should ask your oncologist about possible precautions to reduce the chances of getting peripheral neuropathy.
The Mayo Clinic suggests eating a diet rich in Vitamin B-12 foods like meats, fish, eggs, and fortified cereals. Some oncologists prescribe B vitamins, but be sure to talk to your oncologist before taking any supplements because sometimes they can interfere ...
The middle joint of the toe is bent. The end part of the toe bends down into a claw-like deformity. At first, you may be able to move and straighten the toe. Over time, you will no longer be able to move the toe.
A corn often forms on the top of the toe. A callus is found on the sole of the foot.
Walking or wearing shoes can be painful.
Signs and tests
A physical examination of the foot confirms that you have hammer toe. The health care provider may find decreased and painful movement in the toes.
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