May Is National Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis is an inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, generally accompanied by an increase in the fluid in the joints. It is a disabling and occasionally crippling disease afflicting almost 50 million Americans. The podiatrists and staff of Michigan Foot and Ankle Center, P.C. would like you to know that there is usually no need to endure years of painful ambulation because of arthritic feet. Most conditions can be diagnosed and treated either conservatively or surgically by our team. Symptoms of arthritis in the foot and ankle include: Early morning stiffness. Limitation in motion of joint. Recurring pain or tenderness in any joint. Redness or heat in a joint. Skin changes, including rashes and growths….

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How to Get Greater Range of Motion in Your Feet and Toes

The physicians at the Michigan Foot and Ankle Center have been performing an innovative surgical procedure for the correction of an arthritic great toe joint (hallux rigidus).  The procedure is called a Metatarsal Resurfacing Implant, whereby the arthritic bone is removed from the joint, and replaced with a titanium joint replacement on the metatarsal bone, that allows for early range of motion and weight bearing from the first day of surgery. In most cases, patients that undergo the procedure are back in an athletic shoe and have the freedom to walk barefoot within one week.  Please contact us at 248.353.9300 or 734.591.6612 to see if you’re a candidate for this procedure.

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