Arthritis is a term that broadly refers to a number of different conditions. It literally, however, means “pain within a joint.” Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are many treatment options available. There are different types of arthritis that may affect your foot and ankle. Osteoarthritis is known as the degenerative, or “wear and tear” arthritis. It is a common problem for many people after they reach middle age. The cartilage becomes worn or frayed, which results in pain, inflammation, and swelling surrounding the joint. Post-traumatic arthritis is very common in the foot and ankle. It occurs after an injury and it may develop years after a fracture, dislocation, severe sprain, ligament injury, or crush injury.
Our specialists can work with you to help relieve pain as quickly as possible. To schedule your appointment with a specialist, call our practice or visit our contact page.