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- Why Silverstone?
If you are looking for New York City arthritis treatment for your ankles, then look no further than Dr. Nick’s extensive experience and our state-of-the-art technology at Silverstone Podiatry. There are over 100 different causes of arthritis – the most common for ankles are Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Post-traumatic Arthritis. At Silverstone Podiatry, we offer treatment for these and many other forms of ankle arthritis.
Osteoarthritis goes by a few different names, including degenerative joint disease and degenerative arthritis. This chronic condition causes the cartilage in your joints to break down, causing pain and inhibiting your joints’ ability to move. Whatever you choose to call it, you are not alone if you suffer from osteoarthritis in your ankles and other areas. Approximately 27 million Americans live with osteoarthritis every day.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes your body to mistakenly attack your joints in the same way it would fight off an infection. This causes inflammation in your joints that inhibits their mobility. If not treated, the inflammation can eventually cause the cartilage in your joints to break down, causing significant pain and further inhibiting your mobility.
Rheumatoid arthritis, which afflicts approximately 1.5 million Americans, can affect more than your joints, and it is important that you seek treatment right away if you believe you suffer from this condition.
If you incurred an injury to your ankle in the past, that injury can cause the cartilage in your joints to wear away. When this happens, the condition is called post-traumatic arthritis. This form of arthritis acts similarly to osteoarthritis.
Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are many treatments available that can lessen symptoms and help you lead a more comfortable and active lifestyle. These treatments vary depending on the severity of your condition, but can include the following:
Call our New York City podiatry office at 646.657.0070 or click here to request your Silverstone Podiatry consultation and exam with Dr. Nick Argerakis. Come see why thousands of people in Manhattan and the Tri-State area trust their foot and ankle care to Silverstone Podiatry! We proudly offer same-day and weekend appointments with virtually no wait times. Start your path back to a pain-free life today!