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Osteoarthritis services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Osteoarthritis is a condition that occurs when the cartilage on the ends of bones wears down. This degenerative joint disease can cause pain, inflammation, and limited joint mobility. Osteoarthritis typically impacts weight-bearing joints, such as the big toe, midfoot, and ankle.

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Aire Podiatry Studio is located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City. Erin Koprince, DPM, DABPM, and Mona Ramani, DPM, AACFAS, provide comprehensive care for osteoarthritis.

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Symptoms of osteoarthritis in the foot and ankle can include:

  • Pain: Aching, stiff, or sharp pain at the affected joint.
  • Swelling: Edema and tenderness at the joint can cause discomfort.
  • Reduced range of motion: Stiffness and limited movement, especially in the morning or after periods of inactivity.
  • Joint instability: Feeling like the joint is unstable or is failing to support motion.
  • Bone spurs: In advanced conditions, bony growths can form around the affected joint.
  • Changes in joint appearance: Joint enlargement or deformity may be noted.

When to see a Podiatrist for Osteoarthritis of the foot and ankle?

If you suspect foot osteoarthritis, consult a podiatrist if you are experiencing:

  • Persistent joint pain or swelling.
  • Changes in the appearance of the joint or foot.
  • Difficulty walking or activities due to foot pain.
  • Joint issues or osteoarthritis in other parts of the body.

What are Different Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis?

The goal for the treatment of foot osteoarthritis is to manage symptoms and improve joint function. Options may include:

  • Pain management: Pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to help manage pain and inflammation.
  • Footwear modifications: Shoes with good shock absorption that support the arch can provide the cushioning needed to decrease pain. 
  • Orthotic inserts: Custom or over-the-counter orthotics can help take pressure off of the impacted joint.
  • Physical therapy: By strengthening the muscles around the joint, stability can be improved and pain reduced. 
  • Lifestyle changes: Maintaining a healthy weight through diet and low-impact exercise can reduce stress on the joints. 
  • Assistive devices: Canes, braces, or splints may be recommended to provide support and improve mobility.
  • Injections: Corticosteroid or hyaluronic acid injections can provide temporary relief from arthritic pain.
  • Surgery: In advanced cases where conservative treatments have failed, possible surgical interventions such as joint clean up, joint fusion or joint replacement may be needed.

Osteoarthritis Treatment in NYC: Finding the Right Specialist

Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease that worsens over time but with a treatment plan tailored to your individual condition, the symptoms can be managed to reduce your pain. Consulting a podiatrist is essential for proper diagnosis and treatment planning. Early intervention can help improve your quality of life and preserve joint function.

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Don’t wait for your osteoarthritis to get worse. Call AIRE Podiatry Studio or schedule a consultation online today.
Suffering from other foot problems? We treat a wide range of issues covering sports injuries, achilles tendonitis and bunions. Our friendly team of specialists are ready and waiting to help you heal.

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