Camarillo & Thousand Oaks Foot Arthritis Treatment

Effective Treatment Approaches for Foot Arthritis in Newbury Park 

Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation in the joints. Inflammation creates painful, stiff feelings in the affected joints that make it difficult to move or flex them. There are many different types of arthritis that can affect the feet and ankles, but the most common types are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and posttraumatic arthritis.  

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Understanding Different Types of Foot Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis – This is a form of arthritis caused by wear and tear on the joints. The more we use our joints, the more we wear away at the rubbery substance known as cartilage between them. Cartilage is a shock absorber, and when it’s gone or damaged, bone rubs against bone, creating pain and inflammation.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis – Arthritis can occur anywhere in the body, and rheumatoid arthritis often begins in the feet and ankles. This type of arthritis is an autoimmune disease that tricks cells in the body into attacking the soft tissue lining the joints, known as synovium. There is no known cause of rheumatoid arthritis – it can occur in any person at any age.
  • Posttraumatic Arthritis – Some forms of arthritis are caused by an injury. Severe fractures or dislocations can damage the surface of joints and the cartilage in between them. Posttraumatic arthritis does not always occur right after an injury. It may take years for the symptoms of arthritis to show themselves.

Common Symptoms of Foot and Ankle Arthritis

While there are several different forms of arthritis, there are a few common symptoms that can include:

  • Joint pain, especially during movement
  • Difficulty moving or decreased range of motion
  • Joint tenderness or redness, usually when the area is touched
  • Stiffness in the affected area

If you have joint pain that lasts for a long time without any sign of getting better, you may have arthritis.

Explore Your Foot Arthritis Treatment Options Today 

Medicine does yet have a cure for arthritis, but the symptoms can be managed with surgical and nonsurgical treatments. Lifestyle modifications and physical therapy are often effective in the early stages. As the disease progresses, more intensive treatments may be necessary. At Performance Foot and Ankle, we provide numerous treatment options for foot and ankle arthritis, including the minimally invasive Cartiva implant procedure. We have state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technology to assess the severity of your condition and plan the appropriate treatment. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Lifestyle Changes Can Help Manage Foot Arthritis?

Managing foot arthritis often involves making several lifestyle adjustments:

  • Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Excess weight puts additional stress on your feet. Losing weight can significantly reduce pain and improve mobility.
  • Choosing the Right Footwear: Wearing supportive shoes with proper arch support and cushioning can help alleviate pain. Avoid high heels and shoes with narrow toe boxes.
  • Staying Active: Low-impact activities such as swimming and cycling can help maintain joint flexibility and overall health without putting too much strain on your feet.

How Can I Prevent Foot Arthritis from Getting Worse?

Preventing the progression of foot arthritis involves proactive measures:

  • Regular Exercise: Engaging in exercises that strengthen the muscles around your joints can help support and protect them.
  • Proper Foot Care: Keeping your feet clean, dry, and moisturized can prevent other foot issues that could exacerbate arthritis symptoms.
  • Routine Check-Ups: Regular visits to your podiatrist can help monitor your condition and adjust treatment plans as needed to manage symptoms effectively.

Schedule your appointment at Performance Foot and Ankle today by calling (805) 380-3152 or contacting us online.

Why Choose Newbury?

What Makes Us Different
  • Convenient Locations
    Available to treat you at three different locations with flexible appointment times.
  • Excellent Results
    We strive to give you the best results possible & get you back to your active life.
  • Board Certified Physicians
    Our physicians are licensed by the State of California Medical Board and certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle surgery
  • Cutting Edge Practice
    We use the latest in technologies and treatments to help you heal better and faster.