As we get older, the cartilage between our bones and joints start to wear down as we have used them a lot throughout our lives. This can result in pain and swelling when the bones start to grind against each other. This is a common condition known as osteoarthritis and can make walking unbearable at times.
The best thing one can do for arthritis in the foot is to schedule an appointment with Phillip Applegate, DPM. He will be able to identify the source of your foot pain and create a customized treatment plan for your health.
One should also look into wearing properly fitting shoes. Wearing shoes like high heels or shoes that are too narrow can also lead to calluses and bunions as time goes on. Proper fitting shoes with good arch support can help provide joint stabilization to help with excess movement.
Our Cinco Ranch clinic also provides custom orthotics which can help to relieve arthritis foot pain. Phillip Applegate, DPM can easily point you in the right direction when finding the right orthotic fit and proper shoes that will help with your arthritis.
If you suspect that you may be suffering from arthritis in the feet, consider scheduling an appointment at Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists. We are conveniently located adjacent to the La Centerra outdoor shopping center across from Cinco Ranch High School in the Katy area of west Houston. We have convenient hours to accommodate a variety of schedules and can offer same day appointments most of the time for those with pressing needs.