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 foot arthritis treatment at the Foot, Ankle and Leg Vein Center in Boca Raton.
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.
Medical massage at the foot in a physiotherapy center. Female physiotherapist inspecting her patient.
A few different forms of arthritis can affect the foot, each with different risk factors and causes.
To determine the source of your arthritis and find an effective form of foot arthritis 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.
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.