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Foot And Ankle Arthritis

Central Massachusetts Podiatry

Podiatrists located in Worcester, MA & Westborough, MA

Foot and ankle arthritis can make it difficult to walk or stand. If you are suffering from arthritis, schedule an appointment with Dr. Neil Feldman, Dr. Donald Pelto or Dr. Benjamin Saviet at Central Massachusetts Podiatry in Worcester, Westborough, MA and region for diagnosis and treatment.

Foot and Ankle Arthritis Q & A

What causes arthritis in the foot and ankle?

There are many causes for arthritis in the foot and ankle, including trauma (such as a car accident), overuse, poor biomechanics, autoimmune diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis), or infection. In most cases, arthritis is caused by the degeneration of the cartilage in the joints.

What can I do to prevent pain from foot arthritis?

If you are experiencing foot arthritis symptoms, avoid unsupportive shoes, such as high-heels, and aim for shoes that have arch support and provide increased stability. Stretch Achilles tendons can indirectly contribute to foot arthritis prevention.

How is arthritis treated in the foot and ankle?

Non-surgical options to treat arthritis of the foot and ankle include activity modification, bracing and orthotics, and compression. Corticosteroid injection into the joints of the foot and ankle can be helpful.