Treating Arthritic Foot Pain

We’ve all heard about the struggles of joint pain, probably from your older relatives and friends. Unfortunately, it is likely a condition that many of us will experience as we age. Why? It is a joint disease that affects the joints in our bodies, especially in our extremities like our feet and ankles. Arthritis causes inflammation in the joints, whether from lack of cartilage or from other systemic conditions, which creates a very painful condition of bones rubbing against each other. This rubbing of the bones causes severe pain and leads to a reduction in mobility, function, and foot or ankle deformities.

What are the different types of arthritis?

Symptoms of this condition vary by the type but generally include pain, stiffness, swelling, and a reduction in mobility. Indications of arthritis also include inflexibility and a reduction in movement. Big traumas that can cause damage to your foot can also bring on arthritis. Proper arthritic foot care can effectively slow down its effects so that you do not experience severe pain.

How do you treat arthritis?

If you experience problems or pain in your joints, it’s time to consult with a foot care specialist. Here at Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, our expert podiatrist, Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos, knows how much arthritis can impact your daily routine. Get help and improve your symptoms with a foot doctor’s help. Schedule an appointment today by contacting our Chicago office at (773)561-8100.

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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