Arthritis in the foot and ankle may be due to several reasons. The single most common reason is either from a previous injury or trauma to the region resulting in damage to the cartilage and/or bone such as a fracture or broken bone. Commonly, if a fracture occurs or there is a sprain and the problem area is not treated properly at the initial time of injury, arthritis may develop. This type of arthritis is called traumatic arthritis. Arthritic feet can result in loss of mobility and independence. However, early diagnosis and proper medical care can limit or slow the damage.
Symptoms of foot and ankle arthritis
- Early morning stiffness
- Limitation in motion of joint
- Recurring pain or tenderness
- Redness or heat in a joint
- Swelling in one or more joints.
Arthritis treatment of the foot and ankle
Arthritis of the foot and ankle can be treated in many ways, including:
- Physical therapy and exercise
- Anti-inflammatory medication and/or steroid injections into the affected joint
- Orthotics or specially prescribed shoes
Arthritic foot care
It is estimated that in our lifetimes, we will walk 75,000 miles! As we age, our feet begin to lose flexibility as our shock absorbers weaken, and joints become inflamed. Arthritic foot care becomes essential
by taking care of our feet and buying better fitting shoes. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Suzanne Levine about available foot and ankle arthritis treatments.
Why Dr. Suzanne Levine for foot and ankle arthritis treatment?
Dr. Suzanne Levine is a board certified foot surgeon trained in all areas of foot and ankle surgery. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Suzanne Levine has authored multiple books, revolutionized podiatric surgery and has appeared on numerous news and media outlets including The Doctors and Dr. Oz Show.
Dr. Levine has helped many NYC patients throughout her career with foot and ankle arthritis treatments.
Schedule your foot and ankle-arthritis consultation today in NYC. Dr. Suzanne Levine is an expert at treating and diagnosing a variety of foot problems. Visit her convenient NYC foot clinic located at 885 Park Avenue and stop suffering with pain and discomfort. Call today at 1-212-535-0229 to schedule your foot and ankle-arthritis consultation or fill out the contact form to receive more information.