Post-traumatic arthritis is a condition in which arthritis flares up in joints that have experienced arthritis before. According to the National Institutes of Health, “these cases make up about 12 percent of all osteoarthritis cases.” Post-traumatic arthritis can be dangerous as it can lead to disability and can happen to anyone who’s overcome previous arthritis symptoms. There is currently no cure for arthritis, but it is recommended that you see your podiatrist to treat symptoms before they progress.
The feet are one of the most common sites for arthritis to occur in the body. If you are struggling with arthritis in your feet or ankles, please see Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns and provide you with quality treatment.
Arthritic Foot Care
Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation of different joints in your body, including your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. On top of this, swelling and stiffness in the affected joints can also be a common symptom of arthritis.
In many cases, wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen the effects and pain of arthritis. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet feel more comfortable. In certain forms, such as rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with proper arch support that contour to your feet can help immensely.
Alleviating Arthritic Pain
- Exercises that stretch the foot can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility
- Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications
- Massages can help to temporarily alleviate pain.
It is best to see your doctor for the treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions vary, and a podiatrist can help you determine the right method of care for your feet.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.