Arthritis in your feet can be debilitating – But what is it, who does it affect and most importantly, what can we do for you to alleviate your pain?
Arthritis simply means inflammation of the joints and, unfortunately for everyone, it does not discriminate against its victim. Symptoms of Arthritis are generally pain and stiffness in the small joints in the foot and ankle and although there is no cure for it, there are treatment options available.
There are over 100 types of Arthritis however we more commonly see these 3 types:
So how can we help alleviate your painful Arthritis symptoms? During your initial consultation, our Podiatrists will observe the way you walk and ask you a range of questions to determine the severity of your symptoms. As stated earlier, there is no cure for Arthritis, but a Podiatrist can offer a wide range of advice such as switching from high impact to low impact exercises, losing weight if necessary, physical therapy treatments such as shockwave therapy and or customised orthotics for your shoes.
So in light of Arthritis Awareness week, if you notice any questionable symptoms, please contact us today!