Towson (Bellona) Office

Phone: 410-337-7900
Fax: (410) 337-5321
8322 Bellona Ave.
Suite 100
Towson, MD 21204
UM St. Joseph Medical Center / Scoliosis and Spine Center

Phone: 410-337-8888
Fax: (410) 823-4833
7505 Osler Drive
Suite 104
Towson, MD 21204-7737

Bel Air Office

Phone: 410-337-7900
Fax: (410) 569-3551
201 Plumtree Rd
Suite 301
Bel Air, MD 21015
Rosedale Office

Phone: 410-337-7900
Fax: (410) 391-8084
9110 Philadelphia Rd
Suite 308
Rosedale, MD 21237

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Know Foot and Ankle Arthritis Facts– Your first step to feeling better

February 15th, 2017

With 28 bones in the foot, three bones that make up the ankle and more than 30 joints that allow for a wide range of movement in the foot and ankle, it is no wonder that foot and ankle arthritis is very common. If left untreated, nagging arthritis pain can grow worse, eventually becoming so excruciating that you can no longer walk even short distances. Severe arthritis can restrict your mobility and limit your quality of life, but with proper treatment, you can slow the development of arthritis and lead a more productive life.

The symptoms of foot and ankle arthritis may develop gradually over time, although sudden onset is also possible.

Symptoms of Foot and Ankle Arthritis

  • Pain with motion
  • Pain that flares up with vigorous activity
  • Tenderness when pressure is applied to the joint
  • Swelling, warmth, and redness
  • Increased pain and swelling in the morning, or after sitting or resting
  • Difficulty in walking due to any of the above symptoms

Foot and Ankle Arthritis Treatment Options

There are many treatment options available to slow the progress of arthritis and relieve symptoms. An appointment with a foot and ankle specialist will help identify the appropriate treatment for foot or ankle arthritis. Treatment options available include:

  • Shoe wear modification
  • Bracing
  • Injections
  • Surgical Repair
    • Fusion
    • Ankle Replacement

With proper treatment, people with arthritis can manage their pain, remain active, and lead fulfilling lives.

Specialist Dr. Jeffrey T. Brodie offers treatment of Foot and Ankle Arthritis. Read more about Dr. Brodie, visit our Foot and Ankle Arthritis Treatment page for additional information about treatment options or CALL today to schedule an appointment.

Sources: American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons