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Osteoarthritis Treatment Options

The Ouaquaga Bridge, a historic landmark which connects the towns of Windsor and Colesville here in Broome County, definitely adds charm to our community. It was elegantly-designed and constructed in 1888, featuring a distinctive lens shape on the outer frames. Because of wear and tear over time, it had to be closed to vehicular traffic in 2008. In a similar way, wear and tear on the bones of your feet could “shut you down” and require osteoarthritis treatment.

There is a mistaken impression that arthritis is a single condition. However, this medical term simply means “joint inflammation.” You may be surprised to learn that there are over 100 different conditions with this symptom that are considered forms of arthritis—the most common being osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the “wear and tear” variety of arthritis that develops over time. As such, the majority of OA cases are seen in older patients—but not all. We provide osteoarthritis treatment for many patients, using one or more of the following treatment plans:

If osteoarthritis is causing difficulties or pain in your lower limbs, our staff at Southern Tier Podiatry will create a treatment plan to provide relief. It is our intention to use conservative care options, but we also perform successful surgical procedures when they are necessary. Your path to arthritis pain relief begins by scheduling an appointment with our Vestal, NY office. Either give us a call at (607) 217-5668 or schedule yours online today!

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