Monday, 08 August 2016 19:07

New Surgical Procedure Treats Foot Arthritis

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arthritisThere is a new surgical procedure that has been designed to help people who suffer from foot arthritis. Millions of arthritis sufferers in America now have a new option to consider when looking for ways to treat their condition. The goal of the procedure is to replace damaged cartilage in the joint of the big toe. The procedure also aims to relieve pain inflicted by arthritis and improve mobility. Patients who have the procedure done begin walking on their feet much sooner than those who opt for regular foot surgery.

Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, contact our one of our podiatrists of Greene Podiatry Associates, Inc. Our doctorscan provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Arthritic Foot Care           

Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation of different joints in your body, such as in your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. On top of this, swelling and stiffness in the affected joints can also be a common symptom of arthritis.

In many cases, wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen the effects and pain of arthritis. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet feel more comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with proper arch support that contour to your feet can help immensely.

Alleviating Arthritic Pain

  • Exercises that stretch the foot can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility
  • Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications
  • Massages can help to temporarily alleviate pain.

It is best to see your doctor for the treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions vary, and a podiatrist can help you determine the right method of care for your feet.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Waynesburg and Fredericktown, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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