Your feet contain almost a quarter of all the bones in your body. That is a lot of bones where arthritis can strike. Arthritis can not only limit your activity and change your life but is also painful. Our Podiatrists can help you alleviate or even eliminate the arthritic discomfort in your ankle or foot to help you resume activity and get back to the life you want to lead.
Arthritis is identified by the swelling, stiffening, or limited range of motion at your joints. Arthritis is usually painful, and when it occurs in your feet or ankles, it can make walking or performing basic daily tasks difficult.
The kind of treatments that our Podiatrists will recommend depends largely on the location and type of arthritis you have. Potential initial treatments may include one or some of the following:
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Shoe recommendations
- Stretching exercises
- Activity modification
For those with advanced arthritis, our doctors at Weil Foot & Ankle Care may suggest additional treatments, including:
- Custom orthotics and custom braces to relieve pressure on the painful joints
- Corticosteroid injections, which reduce inflammation
- Wearing splints at night to stretch your foot or ankle while you sleep
- Physical therapy to offer pain relief and promote healing
- The use of OrthoBiologics for joint regeneration
Surgery is a last resort for advanced arthritis and usually involves fusion of the joint. The best way to learn how to reduce or eliminate your arthritis pain is to see one of our experienced Podiatrists for a consultation. Our specialists will recommend an individualized treatment plan based on your activity goals and get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
What our patients sayLeave a review
Review of Dr. Park
She is very, very good. She knows what she is doing and she doesn't give up no matter what. She keeps trying until she gets it right.
Review of Dr. Baker
We tried radio shockwave therapy and I was able to compete in the 2015 World Championships and helped the team win a bronze medal.
Review of Dr. Sorensen
He always has the best interest for me and always treated me with a smile. Always asking me questions, if I had any questions. He always wanted to know more in a personal level about his patients. He's very caring.
Review of Dr. Amarantos
Dr. Amarantos treated me for foot calluses and I feel wonderful. I can walk like a young woman again. Thank you doctor!
Review of Dr. Weil Jr.
I was able to get into regular shoes within a week. There's been no pain.