Arthritis in Corsicana TX
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Thanks to our state-of-the-art technology and our podiatrists’ extensive training, you can experience 5-star-rated treatment for foot and ankle arthritis in Corsicana, TX, at Family Foot & Ankle Centers.
There are many different causes of arthritis – the most common for feet and ankles are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
What Is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is also known by a few different names, including degenerative joint disease and degenerative arthritis. Whatever you choose to call it, you are not alone if you suffer from osteoarthritis in your feet, ankles or other areas. Approximately 27-40 million Americans live with osteoarthritis every day.
This chronic condition causes the cartilage in your joints to break down, causing pain and inhibiting a joint’s ability to move. The most common part of the foot to be afflicted by this condition is the big toe.
What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes your body to mistakenly attack your joints in the same way it would fight off an infection. This causes inflammation in your joints that inhibits your mobility. If not treated, the inflammation can eventually cause the cartilage in your joints to break down, causing significant pain and further inhibiting your mobility.
Rheumatoid arthritis, which afflicts approximately 1.5 million Americans, can affect more than your joints, and it is important that you seek treatment right away if you believe you suffer from this condition.
What Is Post-traumatic Arthritis in Ankles?
If you incurred an injury to your ankle in the past, that injury can cause the cartilage in your joints to wear away. When this happens, the condition is called post-traumatic arthritis. This form of arthritis acts similarly to osteoarthritis.
How Do You Treat Arthritis in the Foot or Ankle?
There are a variety of treatments available for those suffering from arthritis. Our foot doctors will recommend the best options for you based on your specific case. Potential initial treatments may include one or some of the following:
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Shoe recommendations
- Stretching exercises
- Custom orthotics to relieve pressure on the painful joints
- Corticosteroid injections, which reduce inflammation
- Wearing splints at night to stretch your foot or ankle while you sleep
- Physical therapy to offer pain relief and promote healing
Surgery is always considered as a last resort for arthritis treatment. If all other options have been ineffective, surgery may be recommended for cases where prolonged arthritis has caused damage to your foot or ankle.
The best way to address your arthritis pain is to see one of our experienced podiatrists right away for a consultation. During the initial exam, tour foot specialist will examine your foot and ankle, learn your medical history, and discuss any symptoms you may be experiencing. Your treatment recommendation will take your needs into account, as well as our podiatrist’s medical evaluation.
Experience Our Award-Winning Care for Arthritis in Corsicana, TX, Today!
To learn more about our available treatments for arthritis, schedule an appointment today by calling us at 903-872-9910 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. We also offer some same-day appointments and have bilingual Spanish-speaking professionals on staff. During your appointment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Call today – we can’t wait to help you live your life pain-free!
As the premier podiatry center in Corsicana, TX, our foot doctors and team at Family Foot & Ankle Centers also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Waxahachie, Ennis & Mexia, TX, and surrounding areas.