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Midfoot arthritis is due to two differing problems. The first is due to acute sprain due to trauma of the midfoot which results in a dislocation or fracture of the midfoot. This in some cases requires immediate surgery.
The second cause is degeneration of cartilage due to abnormal wear and tear or chronic abnormal motion of the midfoot.
Midfoot Arthritis Symptoms
The symptoms of midfoot arthritis will depend on the type of arthritis a patient has. Pain may be felt whenever bones move in the foot, for example during walking or standing. Pain can also be worse when taking part in high-intensity activities.
People with midfoot arthritis can also experience swelling in the affected foot. Walking may be difficult, and the midfoot may feel painful or tender when pressure is applied.
Midfoot Arthritis Treatment
Treating midfoot arthritis starts with making changes to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Patients must maintain a healthy weight. Activities that can add a lot of pressure to the midfoot should also be limited. If physically active, midfoot arthritis patients must switch to lower-impact exercises like cycling and swimming.
Midfoot arthritis can also be treated through therapy. Conservative therapy includes: physical therapy, injection, orthotic and bracing. In most cases a period of relief may be available with conservative care. However, the arthritic process will continue to get worse and, in most cases, surgical correction is often required.
Your Midfoot Arthritis Consultation
During a consultation, Dr. Rabbani will ask about your complete medical history and symptoms. It is possible to have the condition in one foot or both feet.
Dr. Rabbani will assess your midfoot and conduct a physical exam on the foot and ankle in order to diagnose whether you have midfoot arthritis. He may also request imaging tests, walking analysis, and check for inflammation or any possible autoimmune disease.
Once the diagnosis is finalized and you are eligible for midfoot arthritis treatment, Dr. Rabbani will recommend therapy or surgery. The treatment plan will depend on your current condition.
Contact Us to Learn More
To learn more about treatment options for midfoot arthritis in Artesia, contact My Foot Clinic and schedule a consultation. Dr. Rabbani will complete your diagnosis and create a treatment plan that can improve your overall foot health.