Arthritis (Joint Pain)
Arthritis is a general term used to describe pain, inflammation, and damage to a joint. Degenerative joint disease or Osteoarthritis (OA), is caused by damage to the smooth joint cartilage found in normal joints, and is responsible for that stiff, achy feeling in the morning and when the weather changes. Unfortunately, this is most commonly from normal every day wear and tear. While everyone’s physiology is different, as we age the potential for OA increases. Increased activity levels from sports and exercise further the risk for painful, destructive OA. Other forms of arthritis affecting the foot and ankle include Gout, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Psoriatic arthritis, complications of Lyme disease, and arthritis caused by bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Our comprehensive treatment regimens include everything from specialized diagnostic tests used to determine the type and cause of your arthritis, to medication, surgery, and/or physical therapy & home exercise plans to support a joint and slow the progression of damage.
Call Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Center for arthritis treatment Collegeville patients depend on. Our office is located in Collegeville, convenient to Trappe, Royersford, Blue Bell, Skippack, Norristown, Philadelphia, and Phoenixville.
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