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Osteoarthritis Treatment

When should I have foot surgery for osteoarthritis?

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  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    What Is Osteoarthritis of the Foot?
    Learn about osteoarthritis and when surgery may be required for it. Watch this video with Paul Switaj, MD from Reston Hospital Center.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    When Should I Have a Foot Surgery for Osteoarthritis?
    Jeffrey Silverstein, MD discusses when foot surgery for osteoarthritis becomes necessary. Watch this video to learn more.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    When should I have foot surgery for osteoarthritis?
    Osetoarthritis for the foot has many surgical options, says Steven Anthony, DO, with Fawcett Memorial Hospital. Learn about different surgical options and treatments in this video.
  • A , Orthopedic Surgery, answered
    If your arthritis pain can't be alleviated, surgery to repair or replace damaged joints in the foot may be necessary. You may have osteoarthritis of the foot that shows up in an x-ray and not have any pain or other symptoms. If so, that's fine. On the other hand, your x-ray may reveal little in the way of structural damage even if you are having pain severe enough to interfere with your ability to walk. If you have significant pain, see a foot care specialist. Treatment decisions are based on symptoms, not x-ray evidence.
  • A Foot & Ankle Surgery, answered on behalf of
    Foot surgery for osteoarthritis is often considered if the pain from osteoarthritis gets to the point where it is significantly interfering with your ability to conduct daily activities. Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease that affects all people differently. Initially you may be fine with braces, physical therapy and anti-inflammatories.
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