Arthritic Foot Care Specialist

Family Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists & Foot & Ankle Surgeons located in Greenville, TX & Rockwall, TX

You’re likely going to walk about 75,000 miles in your lifetime, which puts tremendous stress and wear-and-tear on your lower extremities. If you’re suffering from joint pain, Steven Brancheau, DPM; Paul Brancheau, DPM; and Ryan Pinedo, DPM, of Family Foot & Ankle Specialists in Greenville and Rockwall, Texas, provide comprehensive arthritic foot care to delay the progression of arthritis. You can book an arthritis exam through the website or you can call to speak with a team member over the phone at either location.

Arthritic Foot Care Q & A

What is arthritic foot care?

Arthritic foot care is designed to relieve the discomfort you experience from arthritis. After all, due to wear-and-tear and older age, bones and joints lose flexibility and elasticity, while your foot’s natural shock absorbers wear down. 

While no cure exists for arthritis, beginning an arthritis management plan early on can delay the progression of the condition, so it doesn’t get any worse. Arthritic foot care focuses on preserving your normal, natural, fluid joint movements.

When should I see a podiatrist for arthritic foot care?

The leading podiatry team at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists encourages you to schedule an exam at the first sign of joint pain, or if you find that your current arthritis treatment plan isn’t providing relief. 

Schedule an evaluation as soon as possible if you have:

  • Joint stiffness and decreased range of motion
  • Redness or warmth over a joint
  • Difficulty putting weight on your foot or ankle

It’s also important to come in to Family Foot & Ankle Specialists for an arthritic foot care evaluation if you have difficulty performing daily tasks or have to avoid enjoyable activities because of your joint pain. 

What happens during an arthritic foot care treatment?

When you come in to Family Foot & Ankle Specialists, your podiatrist has a conversation with you about all of your symptoms. They examine your feet and evaluate the severity of arthritic deterioration. 

Your podiatrist designs a custom arthritic foot care treatment plan that’s tailored to your unique needs. Arthritic foot care treatment plans can include:

  • Steroid injections
  • Arthritis medications
  • Specialized footwear or custom orthotics
  • Soothing topical arthritis creams
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Customized daily exercises and stretches

Occasionally, surgical repairs are necessary to treat arthritis. Your podiatrist can use minimally invasive techniques to remove or repair damaged bone or tissues and improve your joint function.

Family Foot & Ankle Specialists schedules you for regular arthritis exams to ensure your treatment plan is effective. They can make necessary adjustments to your plan to minimize any arthritis symptoms you’re experiencing. 

Click on the online scheduling tool to book your arthritic foot care appointment at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists today. You can also call either office directly to schedule.