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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment in New Jersey

Rheumatoid arthritis is a destructive form of arthritis that attacks the joints of the body, including those of the hands, wrists, feet, and ankles.

The most common symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness

Unlike osteoarthritis, which typically affects one specific joint, symptoms of RA usually appear in both feet, affecting the same joints on each foot.

Non-surgical treatments include steroid medications injected into the joints, anti-inflammatory drugs and pain relievers. There are also several surgical options.

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle gives our team a way to evaluate and treat many foot and ankle problems in a minimally invasive manner. In an arthroscopy, the surgeon inserts a small camera into a specific joint area, whether it be the ankle or even the great toe joint. By using the scope, the surgeon is able to minimize the use of long incisions, soft tissue damage, and to avoid unnecessary dissection. This means a shorter recovery time and reduced pain and discomfort following the procedure. Arthroscopy can be used to treat many ailments, including arthritis, ankle ligament sprains and tears, ankle fractures, cartilage defects and even tendon damage.

The foot doctors of Advanced Foot and Ankle Surgeons provide comprehensive care and treatment for the full range of foot and ankle problems. There are many advantages to having your rheumatoid arthritis treated by our experienced and skilled surgeons including:

Advanced pain management
Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort. On a scale of ten, most of our patients report a pain level of 2 or less following surgery.

Personalized treatment plan
We treat our patients “as if they were family” and you will receive your surgeon’s full attention before, during and after your procedure. We can even arrange for a patient who has had a similar procedure to share information with you in advance, to give you a well-rounded view of what you might expect during your own procedure and recovery.