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Can arthritis affect my feet?

Yes, as we age the normal day-to-day wear and tear on our feet can start to cause problems. Arthritis means the swelling of a joint, and your foot has over 30 joints where it can occur. As the cartilage around the joint starts to wear away, the bones begin to rub together. This can cause pain, inflammation, and could even change the shape of your foot.

There are three types of arthritis that affect the feet and ankles:

  • Osteoarthritis- Occurs over time with day to day wear and tear. It is most commonly found in people who are middle-aged and older.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis- Is a system-wide disease, where your immune system actually eats away at your cartilage.
  • Post- Traumatic Arthritis- Often develops after a foot or ankle injury, and could appear years after the initial injury.

Request an appointment today if you are experiencing pain, swelling, stiffness, or just have trouble getting around to complete daily activities. A thorough evaluation of your feet and ankles will be necessary to determine if you are experiencing the effects of arthritis. Dr. Marco Vargas will identify the source of your foot pain and prescribe the best possible treatment for you.

Come Visit One Of Our Two Convenient Podiatry Offices

Podiatry Office In Sugar Land, TX
15200 Southwest Freeway Suite 130
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Podiatry Office In Southwest Houston, TX
7737 Southwest Fwy., Suite 500
Houston, TX 77074
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Foot & Ankle Associates located in Sugar Land, Texas (TX) and Houston, Texas (TX) treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Over 50,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot and ankle pain with the help of licensed podiatrist, Dr. Marco Vargas. can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.

Our Sugar Land & Houston podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Call 281.313.0090 today!

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