Arthritis Treatment Questions and Answers

Arthritis Treatment Questions and Answers

Anywhere that arthritis occurs in the body, it is painful and restricting to experience. However, the pain and limitation to your ability to function on a daily basis that arthritis causes are much worse when they affect an area of your body that you depend on in a significant way, such as your hands, ankles, or feet. At Tustin Podiatry Clinic, our board-certified podiatrists can provide expert treatment for any type of arthritis that affects your ankles, feet, or toes so that you can live unhindered by arthritis pain! Call us for more information. We serve patients from Tustin CA, North Tustin CA, Santa Ana CA, Orange CA, Villa Park CA, Irvine CA, Costa Mesa CA, and Lake Forest CA.

Arthritis Treatment Questions and Answers
Arthritis Treatment Questions and Answers

What is arthritis?

When you break down the term arthritis, you get joint for “arthro-” and inflammatory disease for “-itis,” which is precisely what occurs with arthritis! Arthritis is a chronic condition that involves inflammation and tenderness in one or more of your joints. There are several different kinds of arthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and septic arthritis. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and gout. Gout, OA, and RA all commonly affect certain joints in your feet. Specifically, gout and OA commonly affect the joints in your big toe, while rheumatoid arthritis commonly affects the joints in your heel.

What is the best treatment for arthritis?

Since multiple types of arthritis can affect diverse areas of the body, the best treatment for arthritis varies according to the type, location, and severity of the arthritis. Moreover, arthritis treatment typically involves multiple therapies and medications to relieve symptoms and heal damaged tissue. For arthritis conditions that affect the feet, the best treatment could include corticosteroid injections, anti-inflammatory medicine, orthotics and custom-fitted shoes, canes or braces, and physical therapy.

When you come to Tustin Podiatry Clinic for arthritis treatment in your feet or ankles, our board-certified podiatrist can determine what treatment options will be best for you, given your medical history, the type and location of your arthritis, and how advanced your condition is.

How can a doctor treat arthritis?

While doctors cannot cure arthritis, they can provide excellent treatment with the right amount of expertise, experience, skill, and resources! At Tustin Podiatry Clinic, our board-certified podiatric surgeon, Dr. Charles Baik, has over twenty years of experience in successfully treating numerous cases of foot and ankle arthritis. His wide-ranging experience provides him with diverse effective options for tackling arthritis of the foot or ankle. If you would like to know precisely how Dr. Baik can treat your arthritis, please feel free to contact us at Tustin Podiatry Clinic or come to our clinic for a consultation!

What type of treatment is available for arthritis pain?

Arthritis pain can become all-consuming if it is not addressed with effective solutions. As such, we are happy to provide numerous pain relief measures for arthritis at Tustin Podiatry Clinic, including the following:

  • Arch supports, custom-fitted or prefabricated shoes, and orthotics
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) shockwave therapy
  • Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Pain relief medication
  • Surgery, including arthroscopic debridement, arthrodesis, or total ankle replacement surgery

For excellent arthritis treatment in Tustin, California, we invite you to come to Tustin Podiatry Clinic! If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please feel free to do so through our website or call us at (714) 880-8054 anytime between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:30 from Monday to Thursday or from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM on Friday. You can find Tustin Podiatry Clinic at the convenient location of 17400 Irvine Blvd, Suite H, in Tustin, California!