Osteoarthritis

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is often termed the “wear and tear” changes on our joints. Most people at will experience a form of osteoarthritis as they get older, however the severity can differ greatly from a little morning stiffness to severe limiting pain.

Osteoarthritis is defined as the structural degeneration of joint cartilage which lines the inside of the bodies joints. In the foot alone there are 33 different joints, all of which can be prone to osteoarthritic changes.

Current research would suggest the pain you experience from osteoarthritis mainly comes from the soft tissue (muscle, ligaments and tendons) which surround the arthritic joint. 

 

Although we are unable to change the bone structure through non-surgical interventions, we can definitely help ease the inflammation of the surrounding soft tissue allowing you to get back into your normal day to day activities! 

Why can Osteoarthritis become so painful?

Current research would suggest the pain you experience from osteoarthritis mainly comes from the soft tissue (muscle, ligaments and tendons) which surround the arthritic joint. 

 

Although we are unable to change the bone structure through non-surgical interventions, we can definitely help ease the inflammation of the surrounding soft tissue allowing you to get back into your normal day to day activities! 

Our Senior Podiatrist Jarrod McGuinness Discusses Osteoarthritis

How do we treat Osteoarthritis?

Movement is key! Research has indicated that keeping fit an active can have a great impact in preventing the painful effects of osteoarthritis. 
30 minutes of movement-based activity has shown incredible results in preventing the need for surgical interventions (e.g. knee replacements). 

How can I be fit an active when I am in pain?

Our Podiatrists hear this question very frequently! Podiatrists play an important role of helping ease your pain and allowing you to get back on your feet one step at a time. By utilising our vast range of treatments, we strive to achieve the results, and have you reaching your goals sooner rather than later.

Treatment for Hip, Knee or Foot Osteoarthritis at Elite Foot Care may include:

  • Biomechanical gait analysis – this involves doing an assessment to see how your foot and lower limb are performing when you walk
  • Customised foot orthotics – providing a customised shoe insert to support your feet when you walk
  • Shockwave therapy – ease the soft tissue inflammation and restore the strength in your tendons
  • Soft tissue therapy such as massage 
  • Joint manipulation or mobilisation 
  • Exercise-based therapy

Talk to us about your achilles problems and we can help treat the issue. Alternatively you can make an online booking at our Woombye or Sippy Downs podiatry clinics on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

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What We Treat

Woombye Clinic

4/40 Wilson Avenue, Woombye, 4559

(Corner of Nambour Connection & Blackall Range)

Sippy Downs Clinic

19 Lakehead Drive, Sippy Downs, 4556

(Ocean Family Medicine)

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