If your legs and feet are sore and stiff in the morning or when you’ve stood up after sitting a while, you may have arthritic feet and ankles.
There are many different forms of arthritis that can affect your ankles and feet but the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Each of these can be very painful. In most cases the problem appears gradually but in some instances it can show up suddenly.
Find Out If It’s Arthritis
If you’re suffering from arthritis you may be wondering if you can do anything about it. But before you look for osteoarthritis pain management or any other pain management you should first have a podiatrist determine if it is arthritis or another cause. That way you can be sure that you will get the right treatment for your arthritis to get your joints moving again and we can also help to reduce the associated pain naturally.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the joint cartilage wears away. This is common in people who are middle aged and older. This arthritis is degenerative and may result in painful bone on bone grinding.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of autoimmune disease where the body attacks the lining around the joints causing them to swell. It is a very painful form of arthritis that may have a genetic component to it.
Treatment Options for Those with Arthritis
If you suffer from arthritis you don’t have to put up with the pain. There are non-surgical treatments available to you.
Nonsurgical treatment options include:
- Low Level Laser Therapy
- Lifestyle modifications such as changing to lower impact exercises and losing weight
- Physical therapy to increase strength and flexibility
- Assistive devices to improve mobility such as a brace or cane
Make an appointment to talk with our foot and ankle health experts to determine what treatments are best for you and your condition.
You don’t have to suffer in pain if you have arthritis. You can get treatment and feel better. If you have arthritis anywhere in your lower limbs including lower back you’ll be glad to know that Coastal Podiatry are able to offer Low Level Laser Therapy in the treatment of arthritis and inflammatory conditions. We’re one of the Sunshine Coast’s leading Podiatry services.
To find out more information or to book online please visit www.coastalpodiatry.com.au or you can call our friendly admin team on 5492 2944.
Healthy feet provide the foundations for a healthy body and an active life!
Dr Peter Shelton BSc Hons. Accredited Podiatrist.