There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. Many of these can affect the foot and ankle. This may make it difficult for you to walk and continue activities that you enjoy on a daily basis. Having a podiatrist as part of your care team can be key to managing the disease.
All types of arthritis cause inflammation in your joints, which can result in swelling. Your toes may turn red and feel warm to the touch. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, affects the feet of one in six people over the age of 50. With rheumatoid arthritis, more than 90 percent of patients develop symptoms in the foot and ankle over the course of the disease.
The physicians at Minor & James Podiatry are experts in caring for those with arthritis. The goal is always to help you live your best life and get you back on your feet again.