How a Podiatrist Can Help Treat Your Arthritis Pain
When it comes to managing your arthritis pain, seeing a qualified podiatrist is key. Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle podiatrists will work with you to develop a treatment plan that includes lifestyle changes, nutrition, exercises and physical therapy, medications, injections, and sometimes surgery. Our podiatrists can help with the following areas:
Your podiatrist may suggest lifestyle changes such as weight loss or changing shoe types and wearing orthotics to reduce the stress on your joints.
Eating a balanced diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce inflammation in your body, and ensure that your joint cartilage is well-nourished. Your podiatrist will also provide advice about supplements or vitamins that may be beneficial for arthritis pain.
Exercises and physical therapy
Exercises and physical therapy can help to strengthen the muscles around your joints. This will reduce the pain associated with arthritis, increase flexibility and mobility, and improve balance.
Your podiatrist may prescribe medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or steroids to reduce swelling and pain. If your arthritis is severe, they may prescribe disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) to slow the progression of the condition.
Injections of corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid may be used to reduce inflammation and provide temporary relief from arthritis pain.
In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair damaged joints or to replace them with artificial ones.
Are You Suffering With Arthritis In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?
If you're suffering with arthritis you owe it to yourself to speak with our experienced podiatrists as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!