Ankle & Foot Arthritis
At Carrollton Foot Center, Dr. Lilly Khavari specializes in treating arthritis of the foot and ankle. Arthritis is a common ailment that causes pain in the joints of the foot and ankle, and can be caused by a range of factors including damage from a previous injury, systemic illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis and gout, or increased wear and tear from abnormal function of the joints.
To evaluate the extent of the damage and to develop a personalized treatment plan, x-rays or an MRI may be utilized. Dr. Khavari works closely with each patient to develop a tailored treatment plan that is dependent on their activity level as well as the type of arthritis present.
For some patients, changing shoe type or activities may help to control pain associated with arthritis. Medication may also be used to decrease inflammation present in the joints. Dr. Khavari may recommend specific medication based on the underlying cause of the arthritis and the severity of symptoms.
In cases where conservative treatment options are not effective, surgery may be considered. Surgery for arthritis should be geared at restoring normal function of the affected joints with the goal of returning someone back to their desired activities or sports. Dr. Khavari may recommend surgery based on the extent of the damage to the joint, the patient’s overall health, and their individual goals for treatment.
Overall, Dr. Khavari’s treatment approach for arthritis of the foot and ankle at Carrollton Foot Center emphasizes a personalized approach that prioritizes non-invasive interventions before considering more invasive options. With her expertise in treating arthritis of the foot and ankle, Dr. Khavari works closely with each patient to develop a customized treatment plan that meets their individual needs and goals. The Carrollton Foot Center team is committed to providing comprehensive care and support to patients throughout their treatment journey.