Arthritis

arthritis

If you suffer from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, the pain has the potential to develop anywhere in the body, including your feet. We all know how troublesome this is since we’re on our feet all day every day. The basic act of walking should not bring you discomfort. We at Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC in New Jersey will help you regulate pain associated with arthritis in your feet. Your experienced podiatrists, Drs. Killian and Chandrani, are committed to getting you on a maintenance regimen that will allow you to live a more normal life. 

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects your weight-bearing joints. In the feet, it commonly occurs in the big toe. Symptoms such as pain after overuse, swelling, soreness, and bony enlargements in the toes have the potential to worsen over time. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that creates inflammation in the joint linings. It results in long-term issues surrounding functionality and pain management. Since there is currently no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, early intervention and treatment are extremely important. Common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include swelling, pain, redness, stiffness, and loss of movement. 

The care provided by Drs. Killian and Chandrani will make a difference in your quality of life. Overall treatment and foot care is the first major step to good foot health. Your podiatrist treats bunions and corns and educates patients about proper nail care. Podiatrists also specialize in treating wounds or ulcers on the feet. Your podiatrist will also advise which shoes you should and shouldn’t wear. For those suffering from arthritis, orthotics will make a big difference when it comes to everyday comfort.

If you think you have arthritis, please reach out to our office to see how we can regulate your discomfort. Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC is located at two New Jersey locations for your convenience. You can find our Mercerville office at 2103 Mercerville-Whitehorse Rd and our Toms River office at 202 Rte 37 W, Suite 4. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit newjerseyfoot.com, call our Mercerville office at 609-585-3200, or call our Toms River office at 732-557-4266.

Author
Frank J. Killian, DPM FACFAS Owner, Mercer Ocean Podiatry Board Certified American Board of Podiatric Surgery Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons

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