Podiatry arthritis treatment in Geelong
At Podiatry on Pako, we treat foot and leg problems for people of all ages. Leo Veanes has more than three decades’ experience helping clients overcome arthritis pain through a range of podiatry services in Geelong.
What is arthritis?
The two main groups are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis – an inflammatory joint problem causing joint enlargement, nodules, sensitivity and deformities in the feet.
- Osteo arthritis – wear and tear on joint surfaces creating lack of movement, stiffness, enlarged joints and causing pain.
Causes of athritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto immune disease which affects the joint and surrounding tissue, while osteo arthritis is wear and tear in the joint caused by uneven stress and past injury.
Leo’s background in sports podiatry means he is well-qualified to assess the wear and tear to the bones and joints in your feet and lower limbs, and deliver an effective arthritis treatment.
Podiatric care may involve the use of small silicone products made to protect prominent areas. Insoles or custom orthotics can be made to help redistribute pressure away from areas of pain. A custom insert made from an accurate plaster impression is used to spread pressure, in a similar way to a mouth guard distributing the load away from one point of impact.
Please contact our Geelong podiatrist clinic to find out more about how we can help with arthritis treatments.