Arthritis Specialist

About Feet Podiatry Center

Podiatry located in Exton, PA

Approximately 54 million American adults suffer from doctor-diagnosed arthritis, making this condition the leading cause of disability in the US. Since arthritis can lower your quality of life and lead to irreversible joint damage, the board-certified podiatrists provide innovative treatment solutions at About Feet Podiatry Center. Click on the online scheduler to book your arthritis exam at this Exton, Pennsylvania, podiatry practice, or call to speak with a team member directly.

Arthritis Q&A

What causes arthritis? 

Arthritis is a broad term for dozens of disorders that lead to joint deterioration and inflammation. If you have arthritis, it could stem from your genes; arthritis often runs in families. But arthritis can occur at any point in life — even in babies — for a number of other reasons, including: 

  • Autoimmune disorders (rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Older age and wear-and-tear (osteoarthritis)
  • Injury and trauma (post-traumatic arthritis)
  • Decreased kidney function, obesity, or poor diet (gouty arthritis or gout)

You can even develop arthritis because of a serious infection. This type of arthritis is known as septic arthritis. 

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

The caring podiatrists at About Feet Podiatry Center find that arthritis sufferers tend to have one symptom in common: severe joint pain. You may find that moving the affected joints causes severe discomfort, which causes you to miss work, sports, exercise, or daily activities. Arthritis can even lead to joint: 

  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Swelling 
  • Rashes 
  • Tenderness 

Arthritis in your feet and ankles can even cause limited range of motion and difficulty bearing weight on the affected foot. If any of these issues sound familiar, the podiatrists at About Feet Podiatry Center can help. 

Is there an effective treatment for arthritis?

Yes! Whether you have minor or severe arthritis symptoms, it’s important to get started on treatment early on. Poorly managed arthritis progresses and leads to permanent bone and tissue damage that can lead to serious stiffness and discomfort. 

To help resolve your arthritis and delay the progression of the condition, your podiatrist at About Feet Podiatry Center may recommend:

  • Physical therapy 
  • Activity modifications 
  • Anti-inflammatory medications or injections
  • Custom-designed orthotic shoe inserts
  • Assistive devices, including a brace or cane

If you have serious joint damage, your podiatrist might recommend surgery. About Feet Podiatry Center is home to two state-of-the-art operating rooms, so your podiatrist can repair your joints, fuse bones, or remove damaged tissues right in the clinic. 

Book your arthritis evaluation at About Feet Podiatry Center, and get the pain relief you deserve. Find out more by booking an arthritis exam online or over the phone today.