Arthritis, Joint Pain, and Tendinitis
Joint pain, arthritis, and tendinitis are serious issues. All of these can limit your everyday activities and cause debilitating pain. At Bucktown Foot and Ankle (BFAC), Dr. Paras Parekh is a certified and experienced podiatrist that will thoroughly examine your situation and suggest a systematic treatment. Call us at 312.444.0977 to schedule a consultation and discuss your health concerns with today.
Making Sense of Your Joint Pain
Swelling and pain in your foot joints? Chances are you may be having arthritis or tendinitis of the foot. Joint pain is a common complaint, not requiring a hospital visit. But knowing exactly what your situation may be helps you create a personalized treatment plan for yourself.
Arthritis is the inflammation of the joint and not tissues or joint structure. It’s a group of degenerative conditions leading to stiffness, movement limitations, joint deformity, and excruciating pain. There are over a hundred types, each having no definite cure but treatment to slow the progression of the disease. Pain relievers, exercising, losing weight, and many non-invasive treatments often help alleviate your discomforts.
Tendinitis of the Foot
This one’s a soft tissue rheumatic syndrome causing extreme pain, swelling, and inflammation in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The symptoms might result from an acute injury or repetitive use, like with athletes. Often short-term, improper treatment can make it chronic and very painful. Resting well, icing, and compression are often the things you can do to get some relief. Physical therapies, cortisone injections, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs also help.
If you still don’t understand what’s been troubling you for so long, don’t delay it any further. Contact BFAC right away and get a professional evaluation and treatment plan. You should not be living with arthritic pain or joint pain.
Call BFAC Today For a Comprehensive Evaluation
If you are in West Town or Wicker Park, Chicago and are having trouble in your foot or ankle with unbearable or consistent pain and discomfort, talk to an expert podiatrist today. Dr. Paras Parekh at Bucktown Foot & Ankle Clinic has years of experience tackling foot problems to get patients back to their pre-pain state. However, it is also important to see a rheumatologist in addition to a podiatrist for all-around care.
Book an appointment today for a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for your unique situation. You can also request a teleconsult and understand your treatment options. Call 312.444.0977 and allow Dr. Parekh to help alleviate the debilitating symptoms of arthritis, joint pain, and tendinitis of the foot.