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Get the care you need for your foot or ankle arthritis.
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.
What Is Arthritis?
How Do You Treat Arthritis in the Foot or Ankle?
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.
Meet Weil Foot & Ankle Institute
By: Weil Foot & Ankle Institute, Published: May 20th, 2022
Review By: Lowell Weil Jr., DPM – Jan 19th, 2023