Toe Arthritis Treatment

Toe Arthritis Treatment

Toe Arthritis Treatment services offered in Camarillo, California

Consider toe arthritis treatment if you regularly have toe pain, swelling, or stiffness. At Align Foot & Ankle Center, in Camarillo, California, experienced podiatrist Hai-En Peng, DPM, FACFAS and the team offers various procedures that help alleviate the pain of toe joint arthritis. Call the nearest office to receive treatment for toe arthritis today, or book online. 

Toe Arthritis Treatment Q&A

What is toe arthritis treatment?

Toe arthritis treatment is a podiatry subspecialty. It uses things like physical therapy, shoe inserts, and surgery to relieve toe pain, stiffness, and other similar problems caused by arthritis.

Arthritis refers to more than 100 diseases that cause joint inflammation. It can occur anywhere in your body but is especially common in the feet and toes.

Who should consider toe arthritis treatment?

Consider toe arthritis treatment at Align Foot & Ankle Center if you develop any of the following symptoms:

  • Toe pain
  • Soreness at the base of your toe
  • Swelling
  • Limited range of motion
  • Redness and warmth
  • Numbness

As the condition worsens, you might also notice visible abnormalities. For example, if the bones at the front of your foot move out of position, the joint at the base of your big toe might bulge outward, forming a bunion.

How is toe arthritis diagnosed?

To diagnose toe arthritis, the team at Align Foot & Ankle Center reviews your medical history and examines your toes, checking for redness, swelling, or bruising. They also gently press on your toes and toenails to identify sensitive areas.

If physical observation doesn’t provide enough information to make a diagnosis, the team orders X-rays to look at your bones, joints, and cartilage. X-rays can confirm underlying problems, like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or gout.

How is toe arthritis treated?

At Align Foot & Ankle Center, the team offers various procedures to alleviate pain caused by toe arthritis. They recommend conservative and noninvasive treatments whenever possible, including:

  • Cold and heat therapy
  • Multiwave locked system (MLS) laser therapy
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Cortisone injections
  • Shoe inserts
  • Sports medicine

If your toe pain persists or worsens, even after these treatments, the team might recommend surgery. Align Foot & Ankle Center offers several types of surgery to treat arthritis, including joint replacement, joint fusion, and debridement.

How can I reduce the risk of toe arthritis complications?

There’s no cure for toe arthritis, but you can reduce your risk of complications by living a healthy lifestyle. The team at Align Foot & Ankle Center recommends eating a nutritious diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking alcohol in moderation. 

Call the nearest Align Foot & Ankle Center office to receive toe arthritis treatment today, or click the online booking feature.