It's the Inflammation, Baby!
Let's get right to the point...inflammation is the number one cause
of the majority of chronic non-infectious disease (such as heart disease,
hypertension, diabetes, Alzheimers etc.). So if you want to stay
healthy, you must keep inflammation down in your body. For example,
the simple act of regularly flossing your teeth will reduce your chance of
chronic inflammation of the gums. Without this inflammation, your
body is then able to respond to events in other parts of the body (heel
pain, for example) and fight them off before they become a problem.
One of the best ways to reduce inflammation in your body is to drink
plenty of water throughout the day. Another excellent inflammation-
fighter is the use of “probiotic” supplements. These are the “healthy
bacteria” that line your gut and they happen to control the majority of
your immune system. Certain natural supplements such as Fish Oil,
Garlic and Curcumin are also inflammation-busters. Please note that
there can be drug interactions between these supplements and blood-
thinning medications (like Aspirin or Coumadin), so seek medical advice
before their use.
If you keep inflammation down in your body, you will have a better
chance of walking around without pain. Don't forget to wear
comfortable shoes and “orthotics” to enhance your walking!
Walk Strong...with orthotics,
Doc Rick DPM