Arthritic Disease

Our dedicated team specializes in comprehensive care for arthritic conditions affecting the foot and ankle. We focus on alleviating pain, enhancing mobility, and improving your overall quality of life by tailoring treatments to your unique needs.

Arthritis in the foot, notably osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, leads to joint inflammation, pain, and stiffness. Osteoarthritis results from the wear and tear of cartilage, often affecting the big toe or mid-foot. Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition, targets synovium, impacting multiple foot joints. Gout, caused by uric acid crystal accumulation, can also affect foot joints, causing sudden and intense pain.

Management involves pain medications, orthotics, physical therapy, and lifestyle adjustments. Injections like corticosteroids may reduce inflammation. Severe cases might require surgical interventions such as joint fusion or replacement. Post-traumatic arthritis can develop after foot injuries, leading to long-term joint complications. Seeking professional advice for an accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plan is crucial for effectively addressing foot arthritis.

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