Our feet are important to everything we do, besides watching movies and television. Feet take a lot of the stress that we place on our bodies. When our feet get injured or develop an illness it is important to visit a skilled podiatrist. Arthritis is common among older people and finding a specialist in Des Plaines arthritis care.
How to Recognize Arthritis in Your Feet
Arthritis is a chronic, painful condition that can impact many different parts of the body. Unfortunately, regardless of what type of arthritis you have been diagnosed with it’s likely, you’re going to suffer through some joint pain.
The feet are particularly painful places to experience arthritis because there are 26 bones and 33 joints (20 of which are actively articulated) and more than a hundred muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This network of bone, tissue, tendon, and ligaments can be heavily impacted by arthritis depending on where the disease is located inside the foot.
Arthritis can cause a variety of symptoms. Including stiff joints and a loss of flexibility and range of motion. Arthritis might make it difficult to place weight on your foot. Arthritic joints can appear red in color and feel hot to the touch. Swelling and tenderness are common symptoms of arthritic feet.
Treating Arthritis in Feet
To treat arthritis requires a thorough examination of both your feet and ankles by Dr. Yanovskiy. In some instances, laboratory testing, in-office ultrasounds or digital X-rays might be necessary to correctly diagnose the arthritic condition. Depending on your symptoms and diagnosis treatment might include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), orthotic inserts, arthritis medications, corticosteroid injections, splinting or bracing, and physical therapy.
In some cases, surgery will be the optimal choice in treating arthritis. Medical technology has advance podiatry and the surgical tools used to repair the damage done by accidents, injuries, or arthritis. At the Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic, Dr. Yanovskiy prefers to use less invasive options to remove harmed tissues and repair cartilage. Surgery can replace or repair (partially or totally) injured joints.
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Diabetic Foot Care
- General Podiatric Care
- Hammer Toe
- Heel Pain
- Ingrown Toenail
- Pediatric Podiatry
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sprained Ankles
- Surgical Treatment
Our feet are important parts of our bodies and our lives. It is paramount to take care of your feet and seek professional advice if your feet are causing you discomfort or pain. Our feet carry us to the people we love. Our feet get us to see the sights around the world. Feet are important and how you care for your feet is vital to your overall health and wellbeing.
The Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic is headed by the award-winning Alex Yanovskiy, DPM who is a Board Certified Podiatrist, Foot & Ankle Surgeon who serves patients in Des Plaines, Illinois, and the surrounding area.
If you’re experiencing any discomfort, particularly continual or reoccurring discomfort, it is vital to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yanovskiy before the condition worsens. The delicate architecture of the foot benefits greatly from prompt treatment.