Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
Arthritis is inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, generally accompanied by an increase in the fluid in the joints. Each foot has 33 joints that can be afflicted with arthritis. Symptoms include pain and tenderness as well as “popping” of the joints. Treatment includes shoe modification, custom orthtotics, anti-inflammatory medication, application of heat, ultrasound, injections. In some instances surgical intervention may become necessary.