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Arthritis in the Golden Years

For seniors, maintaining an active lifestyle is key to health and well-being. However, a common issue frequently gets in the way: Arthritis. This joint-inflaming condition, manifesting in various forms, can significantly harm mobility and quality of life.

The team at CarePlus Foot and Ankle Specialists knows that proper patient education can make all the difference with any foot or ankle condition. That’s why this blog post is going to explore three of the most common types of arthritis seniors encounter, covering their basic characteristics and how to spot them before the condition worsens.

Osteoarthritis (OA): The Wear and Tear Warrior

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): The Autoimmune Aggressor

Gout: The Sudden Strike Specialist

Early Detection and Management: Your Stepping Stone to Success

Identifying the type of arthritis affecting your feet is crucial for effective management. Consult your podiatrist for a diagnosis and treatment plan, which may include:

Don’t let arthritis go from a dull ache to a disabling condition. If you or a senior you love currently struggle with arthritic complications, contact Dr. Hubert Lee and his team at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, to schedule a visit. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling us at 425-455-0936.

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Dr. Hubert Lee

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