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Inflammatory Conditions

Raynaud’s Disease – Commonly associated with cold weather, Raynaud’s narrows the arteries that supply blood to your toes. If the lack of blood supply is too prolonged it can break down the tissue and cause ulcerations.

Osteoarthritis and the Foot – Usually impacting the elderly, osteoarthritis in the foot can result in discomfort from the gradual degeneration of cartilage in bone joints. The breakdown of cartilage can be due to excessive wear, weight or genetics. The symptoms and severity develop gradually over time.

Charcot Marie Tooth Disease – A condition featuring the breakdown of nerves passed through your genes. This affects muscles in the foot and lower leg due to progressive degeneration. The severity of this condition is widely varied.

Rheumatoid Arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes chronic inflammation that can affect more than just the joints in the body RA attacks the lining of your joints which causes painful inflammation of the joint.

If you are concerned about any of the above conditions please contact Pivotal Motion Podiatry for assessment, diagnosis and treatment services.