Arthritis is an inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, generally accompanied by an increase in the fluid in the joints. Arthritis is a disabling and occasionally crippling disease afflicting almost 50 million Americans. In some forms, it appears to be hereditary. Although the prevalence of arthritis increases with age, all people from infancy to middle age are potential victims. People over 50 are the primary targets. Early diagnosis and proper medical care can limit or slow the damage or arthritis.
The reason arthritis affects the feet so much, is because each foot has 33 joints that can be afflicted. There is no way to avoid the pain of the tremendous weight-bearing load on the feet. Arthritic feet can result in loss of mobility and independence. If you are in pain and you are in need of relief contact our office today by filling out the form below or calling us directly at (309) 661-9975.