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Arthritis – Foot Care Treatments

Arthritis – Foot
Care Treatments

Is joint pain and stiffness limiting your motion and keeping you from staying active?

Arthritis can cause severe pain in the joints of your feet. It’s a common disability for many American adults. Although arthritis is a degenerative disease, you can manage symptoms and maintain an active lifestyle free of discomfort with advanced arthritis treatments at the Foot, Ankle and Leg Vein Center in Boca Raton.

Understanding Arthritis?

Arthritis can be the result of trauma or high mechanical stress to a joint. Over time, the joint space will become narrowed and cartilage that covers a joint surface will be stripped. Spurs or bone fragments can occur around the joint as well, which can lead to pain and often a hot and swollen joint.

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Medical massage at the foot in a physiotherapy center. Female physiotherapist inspecting her patient.

Arthritis – Foot Symptoms

The word arthritis literally means “pain within the joint”. Though the symptoms of the condition vary widely, you may be suffering from foot arthritis if you experience:

Causes of a Arthritis

A few different forms of arthritis can affect the foot, each with different risk factors and causes.

Diagnosis

To determine the source of your arthritis and find an effective form of treatment, Dr. Schoenhaus and Dr. Gold will perform an in-depth analysis of your medical history and the nature of your discomfort. They will ask when and where the pain occurs, as well as any recent injuries and lifestyle factors like footwear and medication use. Dr. Schoenhaus and Dr. Gold may also use diagnostic procedures like gait analysis, X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs to evaluate your arthritis.

Arthritis – Foot Treatment

Treatment options will vary based on the severity of your symptoms and the form of your arthritis.
Surgical care for foot arthritis includes:

If you suffer from foot arthritis, Dr. Schoenhaus and Dr. Gold can help you find the most effective treatment for your condition. Contact our office to set up a consultation today.