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Arthritis is an inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, generally accompanied by an increase in the fluid in the joints. It is a disabling and occasionally crippling disease afflicting almost 50 million Americans.
The podiatrists and staff of Associated Podiatrists PC would like you to know that there is usually no need to endure years of painful ambulation because of arthritic feet. Most conditions can be diagnosed and treated either conservatively or surgically by our team.
Symptoms of arthritis in the foot and ankle include:
- Early morning stiffness.
- Limitation in motion of joint.
- Recurring pain or tenderness in any joint.
- Redness or heat in a joint.
- Skin changes, including rashes and growths.
- Swelling in one or more joints.
Deformities related to rheumatoid arthritis include:
According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, feet are one of the most common sites for arthritis to occur in the body and about 90% of people with RA will experience some kind of foot pain. Since conditions vary, if you are experiencing any of these issues, it’s important to see a podiatrist that can help determine the right method of treatment for your feet.
To schedule an appointment, feel free to visit our website or call our office at (248)348-5300.