Never let arthritis get in the way of your life’s true potential. If you’re facing ankle, joint or other foot fusions or joint replacement, there is an alternative with less risk and less recovery time. Contact Anderson Podiatry Center today.

foot arthritis treatmentArthritis (most commonly osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis) can be painful, debilitating, and frustrating. Swollen, stiff joints and “flare-ups” after periods of activity can make daily life difficult.

Osteoarthritis, often referred to as wear-and-tear arthritis, gradually wears down the protective cartilage between joints. This leads to bone-on-bone contact, resulting in pain, stiffness, and swelling in the affected joints, such as the knees, hips, and hands. Daily activities like walking, climbing stairs, or grasping objects can become excruciating, reducing independence and quality of life. The pain can be especially pronounced after periods of activity, causing what are known as “flare-ups,” where joints become more swollen, stiff, and painful.

On the other hand, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, leading to inflammation, joint damage, and pain. The joints can become swollen, tender, and warm to the touch. Morning stiffness is a common feature, making it challenging to start the day comfortably. Flare-ups in rheumatoid arthritis can be unpredictable, causing sudden and intense pain, fatigue, and difficulty with everyday tasks.

The combination of pain, stiffness, reduced range of motion, and the unpredictability of flare-ups can be emotionally draining and frustrating for individuals with arthritis. It can affect their ability to work, engage in hobbies, and maintain social connections, leading to feelings of isolation and depression. Effective management strategies, including medication, physical therapy, lifestyle modifications, and emotional support, are essential in helping individuals cope with the challenges of arthritis and improve their overall well-being.

The highly trained podiatrists at Anderson Podiatry Center take arthritis—in all its forms—seriously. That’s why we were the first doctors in the Rocky Mountain region to treat painful arthritic joints with nerve removal, bypassing the need for more complicated bone surgery.

Our podiatrists are the first in the region to offer groundbreaking new Regenerative Medicine, like our painless and fast procedure that can help repair cartilage in the foot and ankle joint with no downtime. If you suffer from debilitating arthritis, our team might be able to help you avoid or delay surgery—including joint fusion or replacement—and get back to the activities you love sooner.

Our varied and affordable treatment options can get you back on your feet, helping to relieve pain and inflammation.

Resection surgery removes small nerve branches around the painful joint to decrease or eliminate the sensation of pain in that joint. It is much less risky than conventional surgery for joint replacement or fusion and involves much less healing time. Our doctors have had remarkable results using this procedure and patient satisfaction is very high.

Unlike more invasive procedures like joint replacement or fusion, resection surgery carries significantly lower risks and involves a shorter healing time. This makes it an appealing option for individuals seeking relief from joint pain without the extensive recovery period associated with major surgeries.

During resection surgery, the surgeon identifies and selectively removes or disables specific nerve branches that are transmitting pain signals from the joint to the brain. By interrupting this pain pathway, the procedure effectively reduces the perception of pain in the joint, allowing patients to experience improved mobility and function.

The benefits of resection surgery extend beyond its minimally invasive nature and quick recovery time. Many patients who undergo this procedure report remarkable results, with a significant reduction in joint pain and increased satisfaction with their overall quality of life. The procedure’s success is often attributed to its targeted approach, which addresses the root cause of pain without altering the joint structure or requiring extensive rehabilitation.

Overall, resection surgery offers a promising option for individuals suffering from chronic joint pain, providing a safe, effective, and minimally disruptive alternative to more invasive surgical interventions.

Don’t let your arthritis continue to progress—the podiatrists at Anderson Podiatry Center are ready to help you get back on your feet.

  • Long-lasting relief is our goal
  • We treat the underlying cause of arthritis, not just the symptoms
  • Most insurance plans accepted
  • Medicare-certified, state-of the art-surgery center