Arthritis – Legs and Feet
Arthritic disorders are characterised by inflammation of a joint, marked by pain, heat, redness, and swelling. Arthritic disorders are among the most common chronic (or long term) conditions that is painful and disabling. There are many different types of arthritic disorders but most commonly they occur as Rheumatoid arthritis or Osteoarthritis.
Advance Foot clinic podiatrists take an important role in the treatment of such disorders working in conjunction with other health professionals.
Treatments for such disorders are;
- removal and treatment of skin lesions (such as corns and callous)
- accommodation and relief from painful joints affected by the arthritis (this may include padding or the use of insoles or orthotics
- footwear advice
- conservative treatments to reduce painful symptoms due to joint pain