Our Merrillville, IN, Foot Doctor Can Help With Your Foot or Ankle Arthritis

5-Star Foot and Ankle Arthritis Treatment In Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter & Highland, IN

Because your feet contain almost a quarter of all the bones in your body, there are many places where painful arthritis can strike. Our top-rated podiatrist can help you alleviate and possibly even eliminate the arthritic discomfort in your foot or ankle. In addition, if you have an injury to your foot or ankle because of ongoing arthritis, we may be able to help correct the damage and return you to a more active lifestyle.

What Is Arthritis?

There are numerous types of conditions that we refer to as “arthritis.” In general, however, arthritis is marked by the stiffening, swelling, or limited range of motion in your joints. Arthritis can often be painful, and when it strikes in your feet or ankles, it can dramatically affect your ability to walk or perform even basic daily tasks.

How Do You Treat Arthritis in the Foot or Ankle?

The type of treatment that our Merrillville area podiatrist provides will depend on the type of arthritis you suffer from as well as its placement. Recommended initial treatments could include some of the following:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Ice
  • Changes in your choice of shoes
  • Stretching exercises

For more advanced or prolonged arthritis pain, our doctor at Weil Foot & Ankle Care may recommend additional treatments, including:

  • Custom orthotics to relieve pressure on the painful joints
  • Corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation
  • Night splints to help stretch your foot or ankle while you sleep
  • Physical therapy to help relieve pain and promote healing

We always view surgery to be a last resort for arthritis treatment after all other options have been exhausted. However, surgery may also be a recommendation in cases where prolonged arthritis has damaged your foot or ankle.

Ultimately, the only way to know how your arthritis pain can best be treated is to speak with our experienced podiatrist. During your initial exam, your doctor will examine your foot and ankle and speak with you about your symptoms and medical history. Your treatment recommendation will be based on your wishes and needs as much as on your doctor’s medical expertise and experience.

Learn More About Arthritis Treatment for Feet and Ankles At Weil Foot & Ankle!

Over 200,000 patients have found relief from their foot pain, heel pain or ankle pain, and we’re confident we can help you, too! Your feet will thank you! For additional information on arthritis care or to schedule an appointment, call Weil Foot & Ankle at 847-390-7666. You will see our Merrillville foot doctor offers the best podiatry care for arthritis to patients in and around Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter and Highland, IN.

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  • "Dr. Matthew Vogt used shock wave therapy on my quadriceps tendonitis last fall and by December, the tendonitis was completely gone. "

    - Richard J.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles regraft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

    - Tony M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Matthew Vogt used shock wave therapy on my quadriceps tendonitis last fall and by December, the tendonitis was completely gone. "

    - Richard J.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles re-graft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

    - Tony M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Matthew Vogt used shock wave therapy on my quadriceps tendonitis last fall and by December, the tendonitis was completely gone. "

    - Richard J.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles regraft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

    - Tony M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
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The Merrillville, IN, podiatrist of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Our licensed podiatrist in Merrillville, IN, has helped over 200,000+ patients find relief for their foot pain, heel pain and ankle pain, and we can help you too! Our foot doctor can help treat all foot and ankle conditions, including, bunions, claw toe, corns, calluses, foot pain, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, neuromas, toenail fungus and sports related foot and ankle injuries.
With the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services in Merrillville, IN, we can help you return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute and you will see we offer 5-star podiatry care in Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter & Highland, IN.
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