Do you find yourself limiting your activities due to pain and stiffness in your foot and/or ankle?
Arthritis of the foot and ankle is a common problem that can frequently occur as a result of previous injuries or as a degenerative process related to aging. It is also seen as a result of inflammatory conditions such as gout, rheumatoid, or psoriatic arthritis.
Arthritis of the foot and ankle doesn’t have to limit your ability to enjoy your daily activities. Unfortunately, we haven’t yet discovered the ‘fountain of youth,’ or a true cure for arthritis, but we do have ways to improve your pain and functional level. Numerous non-surgical options including bracing, shoe wear changes, activity modifications, physical therapy, oral or topical medications, or injections are available. These can make a big difference in your ability to enjoy life.
On occasion, non-surgical methods can’t give quite enough relief and a discussion of surgical options may be beneficial.
If you are struggling with foot or ankle arthritis, let us help get you back on your feet… back to work… back in the game… back to life!
For more information or an appointment with Dr. Eric James, orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon at Sarasota Orthopedic Associates, call 941-951-2663. You may read more about Dr. James at our physician page by clicking HERE or, for more information on this topic, go to THIS LINK.