What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the wear and loss of cartilage in a joint. Cartilage is the protective smooth layer at the end of bones that allows smooth
Causes of Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a disease of wear and tear on your joints over a period of time. As the cartilage loss continues, the bones begin to rub together creating pain and inflammation within the joint space. Trauma or injury may also cause
Symptoms? Pain, stiffness, swelling, difficulty moving a joint with often a bony prominence or bone spur at the area of bone on bone arthritis. Pressure from a shoe on the bony prominence may limit motion and aggravate pain.
Diagnosis? A physical exam with additional testing such as x-rays and CT scan will aid your surgeon in the most accurate diagnosis guiding them on proper treatment.
Treatment? Conservative treatment includes NSAIDS, joint supplements such as glucosamine, steroid injection, custom
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Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
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