The Many Faces of Arthritis

Millions of fans of both George R.R. Martin’s epic A Song of Ice and Fire novels and the hit HBO show Game of Thrones have become familiar with a world of fictional characters, settings, and even religions, including those who worship “The Many-Faced God.” This deity is the god of death, and is present in all other religions (“The Stranger” in one form, “The Drowned God” in another, etc.).

Arthritis can be a bit “many-faced” as well. People might think of it as being one disease, but there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Naturally, not all of these conditions are equally as common. Certain forms are more likely to cause an issue for the joints in the lower limbs, including:

At Southern Tier Podiatry, it doesn’t matter which of the types of arthritis is causing problems for your lower limbs. We will diagnose the condition and then administer the treatment you need. For additional information on arthritis, or any medical issue affecting your foot and ankle health, give us a call at (607) 217-5668. Our friendly staff will answer your questions and help you schedule an appointment at our Greater Binghamton Area office. You can also arrange your visit online today.

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