By 2040, the CDC estimates that around 78 million Americans over age 18 will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. The podiatrists at Animas Foot & Ankle provide proven-successful treatment methods to manage arthritis and relieve arthritis pain of the feet and ankles. Don’t let arthritis pain get in the way of your daily life, call the Farmington, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Taos, or Los Alamos, New Mexico, location or click to book your appointment online.
Arthritis is an umbrella term for a number of conditions involving inflammation of one or more joints in your body. This results in various symptoms, such as pain, stiffness, swelling, fatigue, and often restricted mobility. There are over 100 different types of arthritis that can affect children and adults.
The feet and ankles are commonly affected joints, but any joint in your body can experience the effects of arthritis. People with arthritis often have difficulty with some everyday activities, such as climbing stairs or walking.
The most common types of arthritis that affect the foot and ankle are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and posttraumatic arthritis.
Your Animas Foot & Ankle podiatrist diagnoses your arthritis with a physical exam, medical history, laboratory work to check for inflammation, and imaging technology, such as digital X-rays and weight-bearing lower extremity CT scan.
Following diagnosis, your podiatrist might recommend various treatments for your foot or ankle arthritis, such as:
Get your arthritis under control with the help of the professional Animas Foot & Ankle specialists. Call the location nearest you or book online.