Foot Arthritis Treatment in Manhattan, NY
Expert Treatment for Foot Arthritis
If you're suffering from joint pain that makes it difficult to walk around, you may have arthritis of the foot. The most common types of arthritis that occur in the feet are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. If you have been suffering from foot pain and haven’t found relief with nonsurgical treatments, our specialists for foot arthritis in Manhattan, NY, can determine your condition and provide surgical pain relief options.
Types of Arthritis
The most common types of arthritis that impact the joints include:
Rheumatoid arthritis. 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 creates inflammation in your joints and inhibits mobility. Left untreated, this inflammation can cause the cartilage in your joints to break down. This leads to significant pain and further hindering of your mobility. Since rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, it can affect more than just your joints. It is critical that you seek treatment right away if you believe you suffer from this condition.
Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage in your joints to break down. This creates pain and inhibits joint movement. Some other names for this condition include degenerative joint disease and degenerative arthritis.
Foot Arthritis Treatments
For foot arthritis conditions, conservative treatment methods include pain relievers, physical therapy, custom orthotics, and special supportive shoes. If the conservative treatments are not showing the results you need, surgery may be necessary. Surgery can relieve pain associated with chronic cases of arthritis. Surgeries may include:
- Joint fusion. During this procedure, the arthritic surfaces of the bone are removed, and the remaining bone is fused together with plates and screws. This procedure is extremely effective at providing pain relief by eliminating movement of the affected joint.
- Debridement. This is a minimally invasive procedure for milder cases of arthritis. Our surgeon makes a small incision to access the joint and uses a tiny camera to go into the foot and remove bone debris or pieces of cartilage that are causing friction.
Recovery & Aftercare
Recovery time is dependent on the surgery that is recommended for your unique case. Following surgery, it's advised that patients stay off their feet and avoid physical activity during recovery to ensure optimal pain relief and proper healing. We will provide more detail and specific aftercare instructions following your surgery.
Contact Us for Foot Arthritis Treatment in Manhattan, NY, Today
To experience our award-winning podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (646) 657-0070. You may also click here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Have All Your Questions Answered
- Complete Examination
- Custom Treatment Options
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments, cutting-edge technology, and anything else you may want to know about us!