Arthritis

Midtown Foot Care

Podiatrists located in Midtown, New York, NY

With 33 joints in your foot, arthritis is a very common complaint to podiatrists. Without early diagnosis and treatment, arthritis in your feet can affect your mobility and your independence. The expert podiatrists of Midtown Foot Care in New York City can help manage your arthritis. Call one of their offices or book an appointment online today for your professional consultation.

Arthritis Q & A

Midtown Foot Care

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is the swelling and inflammation of the lining of your joints and cartilage. Arthritis in your feet can also be accompanied by fluid in your joints.

The pain from arthritis in your feet may be disabling because of the amount of weight the feet carry. The expert podiatrists at Midtown Foot Care understand that the risk of arthritis increases with age, and are available to answer your questions.

What causes arthritis?

Arthritis generally affects you more as you age. Arthritis is considered hereditary, but can also be caused by environmental factors such as:

  • Injuries from sports or work accidents
  • Bacterial or viral infections. like pneumonia, Lyme disease, or staph infections
  • Bowel disorders, like colitis
  • Prescription or illegal drug use
  • Congenital autoimmune disease

 

The doctors at Midtown Foot Care use your history to develop the best treatment plan for your foot arthritis.

What treatments are available for arthritis?

Treatment for arthritis varies depending on the type of arthritis affecting you. Aspirin is often the first suggestion to treat symptoms of arthritis pain and inflammation. Other prescription drugs are available for treating symptoms.

Foot orthotics, such as shoe inserts or braces, are also commonly recommended. If your arthritis symptoms are severe enough, surgery may be suggested as a final treatment option.

Prevention and early diagnosis are considered the best treatment for arthritis. The team of doctors at Midtown Foot Care will determine the best course of treatment for you.

When should I visit a podiatrist about my arthritis?

When arthritis affects your feet, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Swelling in your joints
  • Pain in your joints
  • Heat or redness around the joint
  • Joint immobility or stiffness
  • Rashes or other skin changes

 

Arthritis is not considered curable. However, arthritis can go into remission. Contact the Midtown Foot Care group if you experience any symptoms or think you may be affected by arthritis.

While arthritis is not always preventable, proper treatment and early diagnosis are your best options for living with arthritis in your feet. The board-certified doctors at Midtown Foot Care can determine the best treatment for your arthritis foot pain. Call the offices to schedule an appointment or book an appointment online today.