Arthritis of the feet and ankles can be debilitating and diminish your quality of life because it makes every step you take feel painful. The expert podiatrists at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey can evaluate your arthritis and offer solutions to manage your pain and restore your ability to walk and perform physical activities. To learn more, call the office in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, or book an appointment online today.
Arthritis is a chronic condition in which the joints become swollen and inflamed, causing pain. The most common types of arthritis that affect the feet and ankles include:
Arthritis is common in older adults, but there are a variety of health conditions that can also cause arthritis.
Although there are many types of arthritis, they all share common symptoms, including:
Sometimes arthritis creates a sensation of warmth in the affected joint, and you may notice changes in the surrounding skin, such as a rash or growths.
To diagnose the cause of your joint pain, your Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey podiatrist takes X-rays, performs an evaluation of your feet and ankles, and a review of your medical history. In some cases, blood tests or additional diagnostic imaging such as an MRI are needed to determine the cause of your symptoms accurately.
After your evaluation, your Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey provider designs a custom treatment plan to meet your individual needs. Your plan may include:
The highly experienced team of podiatrists at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey can relieve your symptoms and help you manage your arthritis, so it doesn’t become worse. Treatment can frequently restore some or all of your range-of-motion and joint functionality.
Most of the time, a conservative approach to treatment will be successful in reducing pain and preventing flare-ups. In some cases, however, surgery may be necessary to treat your arthritic foot or ankle pain. The podiatrists at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey are expert surgeons who can safely perform procedures to remove or repair arthritic tissue.
To schedule an arthritis evaluation, call Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey today, or make an appointment online.