Tuesday, 31 October 2023 00:00

Relief for Psoriatic Foot Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis, or PsA, often leads to pain and swelling in the feet. Treatment includes supportive footwear and medication. Symptoms vary, with pain intensifying during flare-ups and reducing during remission. Proper footwear offers protection and support, and specialized insoles can enhance this support. PsA can alter toenails, so regular podiatric care is vital. Medication plays a significant role, with options ranging from NSAIDs for pain relief to biologics targeting the immune system. Regular check-ups ensure optimal treatment. If you suffer from the effects of psoriatic arthritis in your feet, it is strongly suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for personalized treatment that will help you experience relief.

Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, contact Philip Hahn, DPM from Advanced Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Arthritic Foot Care  

Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves the inflammation of different joints in your body, such as those in your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. In addition to this, swelling and stiffness in the affected joints can also be a common symptom of arthritis.

In many cases, wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen the effects and pain of arthritis. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet feel more comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with proper arch support that contour to your feet can help immensely.

Alleviating Arthritic Pain

  • Exercises that stretch the foot can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility
  • Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications
  • Massages can help temporarily alleviate pain.

It is best to see your doctor for the treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions vary, and a podiatrist can help you determine the right method of care for your feet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Texarkana and, Pittsburg, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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