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.
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 impacts your feet or ankles, it can dramatically affect your ability to walk or perform even basic daily tasks.
The type of treatment that our Merrillville area podiatrist provides will depend on the type of arthritis you suffer from, as well as its location. Recommended initial treatments could include some of the following:
For more advanced or prolonged arthritis pain, our doctor at Weil Foot & Ankle Care may recommend additional treatments, including:
We always view surgery to be a last resort for arthritis treatment after all other options have been exhausted. However, surgery may 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.
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. 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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