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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis in St. Louis and Chesterfield

Osteoarthritis Treatment

in St. Louis and Chesterfield, MO

This condition is a degenerative joint disease, and is often called “wear-and-tear” arthritis, as opposed to rheumatoid arthritis, which is an auto-immune disorder. Please call us 314-207-7280 to request a consultation about this treatable condition.

Must Know About This

  • The essential element of foot care is to wear shoes that fit properly and feel comfortable, so look for shoes that are flat with no elevated heel, shaped like your foot, and flexible.
  • Symptoms of foot and ankle osteoarthritis often include: tenderness or pain; reduced ability to move, walk, or bear weight; and stiffness in the joint.
  • If arthritis doesn’t respond to nonsurgical treatment, surgical treatment might be considered. The choice of surgery will depend on the type of arthritis, the impact of the disease on the joints, and the location of the arthritis. Sometimes more than one type of surgery will be needed.

Good to Know About This

  • Changes occur over many years, as inflammation and injury to the joint cause cartilage tissues to break down, resulting in pain, swelling, and deformity.
  • Excessive wear can be caused by misalignment of the foot and body due to wearing shoes which do not allow the foot to be in its natural anatomical position, which is flat on the ground without an elevated heel.
  • This condition is a degenerative joint disease, and is often called “wear-and-tear” arthritis, as opposed to rheumatoid arthritis, which is an auto-immune disorder.

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Call us: 314-207-7280

Feet for Life Podiatry Centers are one of the top-ranked foot and ankle practices in the Midwest, specializing in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures to relieve your pain and give you beautiful, functional feet with minimal downtime or discomfort.

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