Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care -  - Podiatrists

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care

Podiatrists located in Castle Rock, CO

Arthritis Specialist

Arthritis in the foot and ankle can cause problems with walking or putting any pressure on these joints. They can also become stiff as this chronic condition becomes worse. At Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care, Dr. Jessica Herzog and Dr. Paul Stone offer treatment options that relieve pain, stiffness, and other symptoms of arthritis.

Arthritis Q & A

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a chronic condition that occurs as cartilage wears away with age, known as osteoarthritis, or when the immune system attacks the joints, which is known as rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis can affect any joints in the body, but when it affects the feet and ankle joints, this can interfere with daily activities and make it difficult to move around.

What are the Signs of Arthritis in the Feet and Ankles?

The symptoms of arthritis in the feet and ankles include pain and stiffness in the affected joints. Other symptoms include swelling and redness in the affected joints, as well as trouble bending or moving these joints. Arthritis symptoms can flare up at certain times, such as in the morning or after sitting for long periods of time. Some individuals have a persistent ache with arthritis, while others have pain that comes and goes. Those who have signs of arthritis in the feet and ankles should seek medical care to prevent complications, such as deformities.

What Causes Arthritis?

Osteoarthritis develops over several years as cartilage in the joints wears away. This causes the bones in the joint to rub together painfully, which leads to a loss of flexibility and increased pain. Rheumatoid arthritis develops when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy joint linings, which can cause bone and cartilage to wear away. Risk factors for arthritis include having a family history of this condition, being obese, having joint injuries, and getting older.

How is Arthritis Diagnosed?

Diagnosing arthritis involves running tests to rule out other potential causes of an individual’s symptoms. These tests include blood and urine tests, as well as joint fluid tests. Imaging tests, such as X-rays and computerized tomography scans can show signs of joint damage caused by arthritis.

How is Arthritis Treated?

Treatment options for arthritis involve easing symptoms and restoring normal joint function as much as possible. These include medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, and analgesics. Other treatment options include physical therapy to improve joint flexibility and surgery to repair, fuse, or replace affected joints in the feet and ankles. Joint replacement involves removing damaged cartilage and bone and inserting an artificial joint. Fusion involves joining two bones into one, while joint repair involves realigning the affected joint.


Major Insurance Providers Accepted. Here is a short list of the. Please contact the office if you do not see your provider listed.

Rocky Mountain Health Plans
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

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    "Definitely a premier foot & ankle operation and I would highly suggest Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care to anyone who needs to get back on their feet."

    Max H.
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    " I highly recommend Castle Rock Foot and Ankle Care to everyone! I will be taking my parents there for their foot care as well!"

    Steve J.
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    "My experience with Dr. Herzog and all the staff was an extremely good one! I highly recommend Dr. Herzog!"

    Gary L.
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    "My experience with Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care has been exceptional and I would highly recommend them for everything from orthotics to surgery."

    Gail H.
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    "My feet issues will require lifelong care and I'm finally confident and stress free in knowing I have someone I can trust to do that. Thx Dr. Herzog."

    Andrew D.
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    "The office staff is all very nice to deal with. I've been very happy with him and would highly recommend this practice."

    Wendy A.
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    "The staff at Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care are as nice and caring and competent as I've seen and together, they made a nasty ordeal as good as it could possibly be."

    Don B.
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    "Definitely a premier foot & ankle operation and I would highly suggest Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care to anyone who needs to get back on their feet."

    Max H.
Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care
2352 Meadows Boulevard, Suite 270
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 720-336-2142
Fax: (303) 814-0020
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