Because your feet contain nearly a quarter of all the bones in your body, there are numerous places where painful arthritis can strike. Our top-rated podiatrists can help you to alleviate and possibly even eliminate the arthritic discomfort in your foot or ankle. In addition, if you have suffered injury to your foot or ankle because of ongoing arthritis, we may be able to help correct the damage and get you back to a more active lifestyle.
There are numerous types of conditions that we refer to with the generic term “arthritis.” In general, however, arthritis is marked by the stiffening, swelling, or limited range of motion in your joints. Arthritis can often be painful, and when it occurs in your feet or ankles, it can dramatically affect your ability to walk or perform even basic daily tasks.
The type of treatment that our Chicago area podiatrists provide will depend on the type of arthritis you suffer from as well as its location. Recommended initial treatments may include one or some of the following:
For more advanced or prolonged arthritis pain, our doctors at Weil Foot & Ankle Care may recommend additional treatments, including:
We always consider surgery to be a last resort for arthritis treatment after other options have been exhausted. However, surgery may also be a recommendation in cases where prolonged arthritis has caused damage to your foot or ankle.
Ultimately, the only way to know how your arthritis pain can best be treated is to speak with one of our experienced podiatrists. During your initial exam, your doctor will examine your foot and ankle and speak with you about your symptoms and medical history. Your treatment recommendation will stem from your wishes and needs as much as from your doctor’s medical expertise and experience.
Over 200,000 patients have found relief from their foot pain, heel pain or ankle pain, and we’re confident we can help you, too! Your feet will thank you! For additional information on arthritis care or to schedule an appointment, call Weil Foot & Ankle at 847.666.5504. With 15 podiatry offices in and around the Chicago area, including Aurora, Des Plaines, Glenview, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Oak Lawn, Oak Park and Roselle, IL, there is sure to be apodiatry office near you!