Arthritis Treatment in Wappingers Falls, NY
Get Relief From Pain While Improving Your Mobility
Through the use of the most advanced technologies, our board-certified podiatrist and team provide compassionate, 5-star-rated arthritis treatment in Wappingers Falls, NY. By choosing Hollowbrook Foot Specialists, P.C. you’re trusting your foot and ankle care to an expert who’s helped more than 17,000 patients in Hudson Valley since 1986.
Causes of Arthritis
Arthritis in your foot or ankle impedes your mobility, so it’s important to seek help if you suffer from it. While there are many different causes of arthritis – the most common ones for feet and ankles are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis and degenerative joint disease. Whatever you choose to call it, if you suffer from osteoarthritis in your feet, ankles or other areas, you are not alone. 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.
An autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis 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 inhibit your mobility. Left untreated, the inflammation can eventually cause the cartilage in your joints to break down, causing significant pain and further restraining your mobility.
Rheumatoid arthritis afflicts approximately 1.5 million Americans and can affect more than your joints, so it is important that you seek treatment right away if you believe you suffer from this condition.
Posttraumatic Arthritis in Ankles
If your ankle incurred an injury in the past, that injury can cause the cartilage in your joints to erode. When this happens, the condition is called posttraumatic arthritis. This form of arthritis acts similarly to osteoarthritis.
Treating Arthritis in the Foot or Ankle
There are a variety of treatments available for foot or ankle arthritis. Our podiatrist will recommend the best options for you based on your specific case, but 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, 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 treatment for arthritis. If all other options have been ineffective, surgery may be recommended for cases where prolonged arthritis has caused damage to your foot or ankle.
Learn More About Arthritis Treatment in Wappingers Falls, NY Today!
Experience Hudson Valley’s most reputable and gentle podiatric care delivered with genuine kindness. We take the time to listen to you and will thoroughly explain all your treatment options so you can make an educated decision. Schedule an appointment today by calling 845-298-9074 or by clicking here for our convenient online form.
During your appointment, Dr. Schlam and our compassionate team will answer any questions you may have about our office, treatments, affordable payment options, and anything else you want to ask us. You will feel welcomed the minute you walk through our doors and we will do everything we can to ensure you are comfortable throughout all your visits.
Come see for yourself how our board-certified podiatrist and team offer 5-star-rated foot care you can trust at Hollowbrook Foot Specialists, P.C.
As one of the premier podiatry centers in Wappingers Falls, NY our podiatrist and team at Hollowbrook Foot Specialists also provide 5-star-rated podiatry care to patients from Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, Fishkill & Beacon, NY, and Surrounding Areas.