Arthritis anywhere in your body can cause considerable discomfort and place limitations on your life. But when arthritis strikes your feet and ankles, the results can be life-changing. At Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center, the board-certified podiatrists understand the many forms of arthritis that can affect your feet and ankles, and they work with patients in Carmichael and Sacramento, California, to help them regain pain-free mobility. To find relief from your arthritis pain, call or use the online scheduler.
There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis, which is a catchall term for joint pain and inflammation. Arthritis can strike almost any joint in your body, but your feet are especially vulnerable because each foot contains 33 joints, and your feet are under no small amount of daily stress.
The most common forms of arthritis that affect your feet and ankles include:
There are many other forms of arthritis, but these represent the primary culprits when it comes to pain and inflammation in the joints in your feet and ankles.
While there are many different forms of arthritis that can affect your feet and ankles, they all share two things in common — pain and inflammation in your joints.
Other signs that arthritis may be present include:
The bottom line is that any discomfort or pain in your foot warrants a visit to Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center.
After reviewing your symptoms, your podiatrist at Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center typically orders diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays, to take a closer look inside your joint.
If they find that arthritis has taken hold, your provider designs a treatment plan with the goal of relieving your pain and restoring mobility. This plan may include:
There’s no cure for arthritis, but there’s much Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center can do to slow the progression of your arthritis to keep you on your feet and active.
If your arthritis is advanced and the damage irreparable, you may be a good candidate for joint replacement surgery, which you can explore with your doctor.
For expert care of your arthritis, call Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center or use the online scheduler.