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Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Specialist

Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists, PLLC

Podiatry located in Mesquite, TX, Wylie, TX, Forney, TX & Kaufman, TX

Arthritis, the technical term for joint inflammation, is a broad category that includes more than 100 different diseases that affect your joints. If you suffer from joint stiffness, swelling, and soreness in your feet and ankles, book an evaluation at Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists, PLLC, which has locations in Mesquite, Wylie, Forney, and Kaufman, Texas. Book your arthritic foot and ankle care exam through the website or call the office nearest you directly to speak with a team member.

Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Q & A

What is arthritic foot and ankle care?

Arthritis is a complex group of disorders that are well-known for causing joint pain. While arthritis is entirely manageable, no cure exists. 

Because of this, ongoing arthritic foot and ankle care with a podiatrist is crucial to prevent the progression of the disease and to decrease your symptoms. 

Arthritic foot and ankle care can include:

  • Comprehensive physical examinations
  • Prescription medication management
  • Personalized activity modifications
  • Physical therapy 
  • Injection therapy 


Getting started on an arthritic foot and ankle care plan as soon as your symptoms begin is important. The goal is to help you maintain your quality of life and even improve it, so arthritis doesn’t prevent you from doing the things you enjoy.  


When should I see a podiatrist for arthritic foot and ankle care?

Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists provides integrative arthritic foot and ankle care treatment. Because early intervention is so important when it comes to arthritis, the caring podiatrists encourage you to schedule an examination if you have:

  • Limited range of motion or stiffness
  • Joint redness, warmth, or swelling
  • Joint pain that worsens with motion
  • Tenderness when you put pressure on a joint


If your foot or ankle arthritis is becoming so severe even walking becomes difficult, schedule an evaluation as soon as possible. 

With on-site diagnostic ultrasound and digital X-ray technology available at Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists, your podiatrist can diagnose and educate you about treatments that may help. 


Which arthritic foot and ankle care treatments do I need?

Your arthritic foot and ankle care treatment plan from Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists is likely going to include several of the following:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or injections
  • Ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) or another assistive device
  • Weight-loss management 
  • Weight-bearing exercises
  • Joint flexibility exercises


For severe arthritic damage, your podiatrist may have a conversation with you about surgical repair. Using minimally invasive tools, your foot and ankle surgeon can remove damaged cartilage, inflamed tissues, and bone spurs, a procedure known as an arthroscopic debridement. They can also fuse joints or replace severely damaged joints, as with a total ankle replacement.

If you have arthritis in your feet and ankles, contact Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists, PLLC to get started on treatment. Book your exam through the website or over the phone with any clinic.