Arthritis - North Hampton & Somersworth, NH Podiatrist | Nagy Footcare

Arthritis

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis in the foot or ankle is inflammation to one or more joints in that area.

What causes Arthritis?

Arthritis in the feet is common amongst older people due to overuse and common wear and tear on the feet and ankle that happens overtime.

Common symptoms:

  • Pain with movement and physical activity
  • Tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling, warmth, and redness
  • Difficulty walking

How do we treat you?

We will perform a physical examination and ask you about your symptoms. We’ll evaluate your health history and if conservative treatment fails, we may recommend further solutions.

Usually, Arthritis in the feet can be treated conservatively by:

  • Wearing custom braces or orthotics
  • Wearing comfortable shoes that are wide enough and supportive
  • Stretching and exercising your feet
  • Getting a foot massage
  • Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories

When to visit Nagy Footcare

If you have persistent or severe pain around the foot and ankle, it’s important to contact Nagy Footcare today, because you may have arthritis in the feet that needs treatment.