Arthritis Treatment at Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints, including those in the foot and ankle. It can significantly impact daily activities and quality of life. At the Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome, we specialize in diagnosing and managing arthritis, using both conservative and advanced treatments to reduce pain, improve mobility, and maintain joint health.

Understanding Arthritis:
Arthritis in the foot and ankle can result from wear and tear of the cartilage (osteoarthritis), inflammation (such as rheumatoid arthritis), or after an injury to the joint (post-traumatic arthritis). Symptoms typically include joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased ability to move, which can worsen over time.

Causes of Arthritis:
The main causes include:

  • Age: The risk of arthritis increases with age.
  • Genetics: Some types of arthritis run in families.
  • Injury: Injuries can lead to degenerative arthritis.
  • Overuse: Repetitive stress on a joint can wear down cartilage.
  • Autoimmune Diseases: Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis occur when the immune system attacks the joints.

Our Treatments for Arthritis:
Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Medications: To reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Physical Therapy: Exercises to improve range of motion and strengthen the muscles around the joints.
  • Orthotic Devices: Shoe inserts or braces to support the joints and alleviate pressure.

Surgical Options:
For severe arthritis not responding to conservative treatment, surgical options may include:

  • Arthroscopic Debridement: To clean out the joint.
  • Fusion (Arthrodesis): To fuse bones together, eliminating the joint to reduce pain.
  • Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty): Replacing the affected joint with an artificial one.

Why Choose Our Center in Rome, GA?

The Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care for patients suffering from arthritis. Our team employs a holistic approach, combining the latest medical treatments with personalized care plans to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.


Q: Can arthritis be cured?
A: While there is no cure for arthritis, the right treatment can significantly reduce symptoms, improve joint function, and enhance quality of life.

Q: What lifestyle changes can help manage arthritis?
A: Maintaining a healthy weight, staying active, eating a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, and avoiding activities that put excessive stress on the joints can help manage arthritis symptoms.

Q: How do I know if I have arthritis in my foot or ankle?
A: If you experience persistent joint pain, stiffness, swelling, or decreased mobility in your foot or ankle, it’s important to seek a medical evaluation. Early diagnosis and treatment can help manage symptoms and prevent further joint damage. Q: Are there different types of arthritis that affect the foot and ankle?
A: Yes, the most common types affecting the foot and ankle include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. Each has different causes and may require specific treatments.

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