Conditions We Treat
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Osteoarthritis: is the most common type of arthritis. Also referred to as OA, osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the joints affecting primarily the knees, hips and hands. There may also be arthritis pain in the foot. OA occurs when cartilage in the joints breaks down. Cartilage is connective tissue that protects bones and joints, absorbing shock and preventing bones from rubbing against each other during movement. Symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, stiffness and swelling. The symptoms typically develop gradually and worsen over time.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: is an autoimmune disorder. Also called RA, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells, primarily in the joints. The joints most often affected by RA include the hands, knees and wrists. It’s also common to experience foot pain from rheumatoid arthritis.RA tends to cause arthritic pain, inflammation and swelling in more than one joint, frequently affecting the same joint on both sides of the body.
Psoriatic Arthritis: is an inflammatory disease that primarily affects the skin and joints. The joints most commonly affected are the knees, ankles, wrists and fingers. Psoriatic arthritis foot pain can also occur.
DID YOU KNOW?
Many people think that arthritis is a specific condition but it’s actually a general term for joint disease or joint pain and in fact, there are over 100 different types of arthritis in addition to conditions related to arthritis. It’s a complex health issue with many different variables.
Although arthritis is often associated with an older population and there are types of arthritis that are more common among older adults, anyone, even young people can be affected. Arthritis can afflict both genders but it’s more common in women than in men.
Arthritis symptoms can vary depending on the type of arthritis and the individual involved. The most common symptoms include:
Reduced range of motion
In some cases, symptoms such as stiffness, inflammation and pain in joints progress gradually over time, leading to a debilitating situation with advanced age. In other cases, painful arthritis symptoms come and go over the years. There may be long stretches with no issues and then the symptoms may creep up again, eventually worsening later in life if you do not seek adequate treatment and care.