Arthritis Foot & Ankle Treatment in Canton, GA
Find Pain Relief & Restore Your Mobility with Help From Our Podiatrist
If you are looking for foot and ankle treatment in Canton, GA, look no further than our extensive experience and state-of-the-art technology at Forsyth Foot & Ankle Associates. There are over 100 different causes of arthritis – the most common for ankles are Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Posttraumatic Arthritis. At Forsyth Foot & Ankle Associates, 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. Regardless of what you 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 breaks down the cartilage in your joints, causing pain and inhibiting your joints’ 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. Left untreated, the inflammation can eventually cause the cartilage in your joints to break down, resulting in significant pain and further inhibiting your mobility.
Rheumatoid arthritis, which afflicts approximately 1.5 million Americans, can affect more than your joints. It’s crucial that you seek treatment right away if you believe you suffer from this condition.
What Is Posttraumatic Arthritis in Ankles?
If you incurred a past injury to your ankle, that injury can wear away at the cartilage in your joints. When this happens, the condition is called posttraumatic arthritis. This form of arthritis acts similarly to osteoarthritis.
There are a variety of treatments available for those suffering from arthritis. Our podiatrist will recommend the best options for you based on the results of your exam. Potential initial treatments may include one or some of the following:
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Shoe recommendations
- Stretching exercises
- Custom orthotics to relieve pressure on the painful joints
- Corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation
- Wearing splints at night to stretch your foot or ankle while you sleep
- Physical therapy to relieve pain and promote healing
- Surgery is always considered 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 schedule an appointment with us. During your initial exam, our experienced podiatrist 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 Canton, 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 near Dawsonville, GA, our podiatrist and team at Forsyth Foot & Ankle Associates also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Cumming, Dahlonega & Canton, GA & the surrounding areas.