Arthritis is the most common chronic health disorder within western civilisation and affects over 85% of the population. There are many forms of arthritis including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and gout. Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation and degeneration of one or more joints.
The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis and is characterised by degeneration of the joint cartilage and subchondral bone.
Many people believe that nothing can be done about arthritis and whilst most forms are irreversible, there are many things that can be done to
1) Manage your symptoms and
2) Prevent it getting worse
There are 26 bones and 34 joints within each foot, so our feet are susceptible to developing arthritis at some point in our lifetime.
As there are many causes for arthritis pain, it is important to have a thorough examination to establish which joint is responsible for the pain, what has caused it to occur and the best way to manage it.
Our Podiatrists are able to correctly assess, diagnose and manage your arthritis effectively.