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Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Ankeny serving greater Des Moines, IA

Arthritis of the foot and ankle can affect the joints in your feet, which can slow you down during your daily routine or cause you difficulty with wearing shoes. At Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa in Ankeny, Iowa, Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, and Mindi Dayton, DPM, MHA are highly trained podiatrists who have the expertise and experience to treat your foot and ankle arthritis. Call the office today for superior care, or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule an appointment.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis, in general, is inflammation in your joints and surrounding tissue caused by wear-and-tear. Osteoarthritis affects the foot and ankle when the joint gradually deteriorates. The cartilage starts to dissipate and become frayed and rough, decreasing the protective space between your bones.

When joint deterioration occurs, bones eventually start to rub against each other, causing pain and possibly limiting your range of motion. Over time, this condition can cause pain, swelling, and deformity.

If you’re suffering from arthritis in your ankle or foot, reach out to your doctor at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa to receive the best care possible with their state-of-the-art technology and advanced knowledge.

What causes arthritis?

Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that can lead to lingering pain in your joints. There are many types of arthritis, but some of the most common reasons you can develop it include:

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Past injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Mechanics

If you’re suffering in the foot and ankle areas, make an appointment with the specialists at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa as soon as you can for a diagnosis. Catching a problem early and treating it promptly can help relieve your pain and give you a higher quality of life.

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

When you develop arthritis of the foot and ankle, symptoms can include:

  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased mobility
  • Limited range of motion

Arthritis pain may come and go, but sometimes the aching is constant. If your symptoms continue or get worse, see the podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa. Their professional care can help you feel better quickly.

How is arthritis treated?

There are a variety of treatment methods that can relieve the pain of arthritis, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Joint injections
  • Anti-inflammatory injections
  • Orthotics
  • Arch support
  • Regenerative medicine

If you don’t find relief of your arthritis pain using conservative measures, the experts at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa provide the latest surgical techniques. Schedule an evaluation at the practice to determine the best solution for you.

If you’re experiencing arthritis of the foot and ankle, visit the team at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa for an examination. Call the office or book an appointment online today.