Arthritis in Foot and Ankle
Arthritis in your feet or ankles can lead to significant discomfort, so it is important to seek treatment. At Ohio Foot and Ankle Specialists, our team of experienced podiatrists will work with you to determine the cause and appropriate treatment plan for arthritis in your feet or ankles.
What causes arthritis in the feet?
Several types of arthritis affect the feet and ankles. These may include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
Arthritis may be caused by underlying conditions including obesity, aging, certain spinal conditions including ankylosing spondylitis, and a family history of arthritis. Arthritis may also result from a previous injury.
What treatments are available for arthritis in the foot and ankle?
Treatment for this pain in the foot or ankle will depend on what is causing the pain. In many cases, pain can be reduced with over-the-counter (OTC) medications. In other cases, prescription-strength nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may provide relief. Likewise, heat or icing may be recommended to alleviate arthritic pain in the foot or ankle. Our expert podiatrists will design a treatment plan to best reduce pain from arthritis in the feet or ankles.