Arthritis and Your Feet


Each of your feet contains over 30 joints, so it’s no surprise that, if you have a joint disease such as arthritis, one of the primary locations you will feel the effects is in your feet.

Types of arthritis

There are the three main types of arthritis:

Symptoms of the various types of arthritis tend to worsen over time and include swelling, pain, redness, and warmth and stiffness in the joints. These symptoms are usually more pronounced in the morning upon arising or after other periods of inactivity such as bus or train rides.

Treatment for foot arthritis:

If you are experiencing the effects of arthritis or if you notice your symptoms are getting worse, it is important to have a thorough examination by a foot specialist to rule out other causes that may mimic arthritic conditions of the feet and ankles. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX, is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.

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