Arthritis Foot & Ankle Treatment in Cumming GA

Arthritis Foot & Ankle Treatment in Cumming, GA

Find Pain Relief & Restore Your Mobility with Help From Our Podiatrist

Thanks to our state-of-the-art technology and our podiatrist’s extensive training, you can experience 5-star-rated arthritis foot and ankle treatment in Cumming, GA, at Forsyth Foot & Ankle Associates.

There are many different causes of arthritis – the most common for feet and ankles are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

What Is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis goes by a few different names, including degenerative joint disease and degenerative arthritis. Whatever you choose to call it, you are not alone if you suffer from osteoarthritis in your feet or ankles. Approximately 27 million Americans live with osteoarthritis every day.

This chronic condition causes the cartilage in your joints to break down, causing pain and inhibiting a joint’s ability to move. The most common part of the foot to be afflicted by this condition is the big toe.

What Is 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 causes inflammation in your joints that inhibits your 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.

What Is Posttraumatic Arthritis in Ankles?

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 posttraumatic arthritis. This form of arthritis acts similarly to osteoarthritis.

How Do You Treat Arthritis in the Foot or Ankle?

There are a variety of treatments available for those suffering from arthritis. Our podiatrist will recommend the best options for you based on your specific case. Potential initial treatments may include one or some of the following:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Ice
  • Shoe recommendations
  • Stretching exercises
  • Custom orthotics to relieve pressure on the painful joints
  • Corticosteroid injections, which reduce inflammation
  • Wearing splints at night to stretch your foot or ankle while you sleep
  • Physical therapy to offer pain relief and promote healing
  • Surgery is always considered as a last resort for arthritis treatment. If all other options have been ineffective, surgery may be recommended for cases where prolonged arthritis has caused damage to your foot or ankle

The best way to address your arthritis pain is to see our experienced podiatrist right away for a consultation. During the initial exam, our doctor will examine your foot and ankle, learn your medical history, and discuss any symptoms you may be experiencing. Your treatment recommendation will take your needs into account, as well as our doctor’s medical evaluation.

Experience Our 5-Star Arthritis Foot & Ankle Treatment in Cumming, GA

To experience our 5-star-rated podiatry care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling 678-262-4040 or clicking here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:

  • Evaluate Your Medical History
  • Discuss Your Goals & Concerns
  • Thorough Examination
  • Personal Treatment Plan
  • Begin Your Path to Recovery

We can’t wait to help you get back to living your life pain-free!

As one of the premier podiatry practices in Cumming, GA, our podiatrist and team at Forsyth Foot & Ankle Associates also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Dawsonville, Dahlonega & Canton, GA & the surrounding areas.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist in Cumming, GA

"Dr.McGlamry and his staff are the best! Had the best experience the other day when I had minor in grown toe nail removal. Very professional and very attentive. Could not imagine going anywhere else! So highly recommended!! The best part, I didn’t feel a thing! Thank you!!!"

- Sevasti L.

"Excellent service and bedside manner. Very helpful."

- Lukas J.

"Great physician. And very friendly."

- Peggy M.

"After months of heel pain i can walk just fine the day after seeing doc. Great job guys!!!!!"

- William H.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Forsyth Foot & Ankle. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

Your Pain Relief Starts Here!

You are invited to have a no pressure consultation with Dr. McGlamry to get you back to the lifestyle you deserve.

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Evaluate Your Medical History

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Discuss Your Goals & Concerns

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Thorough Examination

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Personal Treatment Plan