Arthritis is a common condition that can greatly affect the feet. Osteoarthritis, the most common kind of arthritis, affects one in six people over the age of 50. Since this condition mostly affects the joints, it can have a huge impact on your feet and ankles.
Common Types of Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
Gout is another common arthritic condition that can cause pain in the feet. You can experience a sudden and severe attack of pain with redness, swelling, and tenderness in the joints of the toe and feet. Gout usually attacks the big toe.
Gout is caused by urate crystals accumulate in your joint. Urate crystals can form when you have high levels of uric acid in your blood. This can be caused by a number of reasons including eating seafood such as shells fish and tuna, drinking alcohol, especially beer, and drinking fruit juices high in sugar.
Treatment for Arthritis in the Feet
Our doctors have treatments to help with the pain and limited motion associated with arthritis in the feet. Along with conservative measures, such as a change in diet, eating habits, wearing proper shoes, and using the RICE (REST, ICE, COMPRESSION, ELEVATION) method, our doctors have more immediate treatments.
Injections For Arthritis
Our doctors use regenerative injectables to treat the pain that comes with arthritis. These injectables will help to reduce pain, inflammation and to allow the body to create an optimal healing environment.
Platelet Rich Plasma uses a rich dose of your body’s own plasma, found in your blood, to help heal painful and inflamed areas. This solution will help to reduce pain and reduce swelling.
Another treatment option includes perinatal tissue and growth factor injections contains proteins and growth factors that will aid in reducing pain and inflammation. It will force the body into an optimal healing state to greatly reduce pain.
These injections are minimally invasive and do not require much if any, downtime.
Surgery For Arthritis in Your Feet
Surgery is an option for those who have exhausted conservative treatment. Joint sculpting surgery can eliminate pain and help to restore the joints to their original form. This option has longer-lasting effects for those who want to end the pain for good.