Arthritis Treatment in Auburn, AL
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Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and our board-certified podiatrist and his team, you can experience 5-star-rated treatment for foot and ankle arthritis in Auburn, AL at Auburn Foot Care Center.
There are many different causes of arthritis – the most common for feet and ankles are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis and degenerative joint disease. Whatever you choose to call it, if you suffer from osteoarthritis in your feet, ankles or other areas, you are not alone. Approximately 27 million Americans live with osteoarthritis every day.
This chronic condition causes the cartilage in your joints to break down, causing pain and inhibiting a joint’s ability to move. The most common part of the foot to be afflicted by this condition is the big toe.
An autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis causes your body to mistakenly attack your joints in the same way it would fight off an infection. This causes inflammation in your joints that inhibit your mobility. Left untreated, the inflammation can eventually cause the cartilage in your joints to break down, causing significant pain and further restraining your mobility.
Rheumatoid arthritis afflicts approximately 1.5 million Americans and can affect more than your joints, so it is important that you seek treatment right away if you believe you suffer from this condition.
Posttraumatic Arthritis in Ankles
If you incurred an injury to your ankle in the past, that injury can cause the cartilage in your joints to erode. When this happens, the condition is called posttraumatic arthritis. This form of arthritis acts similarly to osteoarthritis.
Treating Arthritis in the Foot or Ankle
If you suffer from arthritis, there are a variety of treatments available. Our doctors will recommend the best options for you based on your specific case, but potential initial treatments may include one or some of the following:
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Shoe recommendations
- Stretching exercises
- Custom orthotics 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
Surgery is always considered as a last resort for arthritis treatment. If all other options have been ineffective, surgery may be recommended for cases where prolonged arthritis has caused damage to your foot or ankle.
Learn More About Arthritis Treatment in Auburn, AL Today!
- Review of Your Medical History
- Assessment of Your Problem
- Physical Exam
- Discussion of Recommended Treatment Plan
- All for Only $85!
During your appointment, Dr. Stark and our experienced team will take the time to answer all your questions about our podiatry treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Your comfort is our top priority and we always want to make sure you’re fully educated before making a treatment decision.
Come experience Auburn Foot Care Center! You’ll see for yourself that our board-certified podiatrist and team offer 5-star-rated foot care you can count on!
As one of the premier podiatry centers in Auburn, AL our podiatrist and team at Auburn Foot Care Center also provide 5-star-rated podiatry care to patients from Opelika, Lake Martin, Montgomery, Dadeville, Alexander City & Stillwater, AL, and surrounding areas.