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Greenwood Foot Clinic

720 Fry Rd

Suite A

Greenwood, IN 46142

317-881-0788

317-889-0775

Lazar Foot Clinic

2150 Intelliplex Drive

Suite 164

Shelbyville, IN 46176

317-421-2072

317-421-3899

Morgan County Foot Clinic

2200 John R Wooden Drive

Suite 206

Martinsville, IN 46151

765-342-0196

765-315-0838

Arthritis

While they stem from different causes and attack the feet in different ways, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can cause similar symptoms, including joint pain which may affect the feet.


Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis ­ otherwise known as degenerative joint disease ­ is the most common type of arthritis. It most commonly occurs in the weight bearing joints of the hips, knees, and spine. However, it can also disturb the fingers, thumb, neck, and large toe.

Osteoarthritis tends to affect women more often than men. Most people that are 60 years or older have osteoarthritis to a varying degree. However, it has been diagnosed in individuals in their 20s and 30s, as well.

Symptoms often develop gradually and include:

  • Joint aching and soreness.
  • Pain after overuse or after long periods of inactivity.
  • Bony enlargements in the middle and end joints of the fingers ­ which may or may not be painful.
  • Joint swelling and fluid accumulation.

An individual’s chances of developing osteoarthritis are based on several factors including:

  • Heredity
  • Obesity
  • Injury
  • Joint Overuse


Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disease. It causes inflammation of the lining of the joints, and can lead to long-­term joint damage which results in chronic pain, loss of function and disability.

Stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The disease progresses in three distinct stages:

  • First Stage: Swelling of the synovial lining, producing pain, a warming sensation, stiffness, redness, and swelling around the joint.
  • Second Stage: Rapid division and growth of cells which causes the synovium lining to thicken.
  • Third Stage: The inflamed cells release enzymes that may digest bone and cartilage, often causing the infected joint to lose its shape and alignment. This causes more pain and some loss of movement.

There is no cure for RA and flares in disease activity occur spontaneously. RA can also begin to affect other organs in the body. However, studies have shown that early aggressive treatment of RA can limit joint damage, somewhat eliminating loss of movement, decreased ability to work, and potential surgery.

Currently, RA affects 1.3 million Americans and its cause remains unknown. However, through the use of new drugs, exercise, joint protection techniques and self­-management, more people than ever are living with RA and leading happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.


Concerned You Have Arthritis?

Both osteoarthritis and RA can make the joints in your feet very painful. If you are concerned that you may be suffering from arthritis, don’t suffer a moment longer! Schedule an appointment with a podiatrist today.

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Greenwood Foot Clinic

720 Fry Rd, Suite A | Greenwood, IN 46142

Lazar Foot Clinic

2150 Intelliplex Drive, Suite 164 | Shelbyville, IN 46176

Morgan County Foot Clinic

2200 John R Wooden Drive, Suite 206 | Martinsville, IN 46151

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Greenwood Foot Clinic Hours (317)-881-0788

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-3:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-3:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Lazar Foot Clinic Hours (317) 421-2072

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Morgan County Foot Clinic Hours (765)-342-0196

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed