Toe Arthritis Treatment Specialist

Francine Rhinehart, DPM -  - General Podiatrist

Francine Rhinehart, DPM

General Podiatrist & Aesthetic Podiatrist located in Oak Cliff, Dallas, TX

Toe arthritis can make walking so painful and unbearable that you start avoiding enjoyable activities. If you’re experiencing arthritic symptoms, such as joint stiffness and swelling, contact the practice of Francine Rhinehart, DPM, in Dallas, Texas, for an evaluation. Dr. Rhinehart provides up-to-date toe arthritis treatment plans, so you can experience relief. Click on the online scheduling tool to book your appointment, or call the office today.

Toe Arthritis Treatment Q & A

Why is toe arthritis treatment important?

Arthritis affects joints anywhere in your body, but when it comes to your toes, arthritic pain can lead to discomfort with every step you take. 

With your toes, hallux limitus (limited flexibility) and hallux rigidus (no flexibility), which often affect the base joint of your big toe, are most common. In any case, undergoing toe arthritis treatment is important to:

  • Delay the progression of arthritis
  • Prevent pain, swelling, and stiffness
  • Minimize gait issues that can lead to secondary issues (like ankle pain)

Toe arthritis treatment is also important to improve your quality of life, of course. You shouldn’t be living with chronic pain or worrying that your arthritic condition may limit your daily functions. 

Which toe arthritis treatment do I need?

Your toe arthritis treatment plan from the office of Francine Rhinehart, DPM, is tailored to you. Dr. Rhinehart gathers images, such as digital X-rays, and examines your feet, so she can work with you to determine which treatments may be most effective. 

Your toe arthritis treatment plan may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Personalized toe stretches
  • Shoe modifications
  • Custom orthotics 
  • Supartz injections 

While surgery is sometimes necessary for severe arthritic damage, Dr. Rhinehart generally starts you with these types of conservative treatments first. She wants to see if you get relief without invasive measures, especially if your arthritis pain has lasted for more than six months. 

How long does it take for toe arthritis treatment to work?

With her training as an International Aesthetic Foot Society (IAFS) podiatrist, Dr. Rhinehart can help you find a highly effective toe arthritis treatment to restore your foot health and appearance, even if previous solutions haven’t been effective. In many cases, you can start experiencing relief within a few days of starting your toe arthritis treatment plan. 

Dr. Rhinehart has you follow up regularly to ensure your arthritis treatment is working. She makes adjustments and provides alternative treatments whenever necessary to ensure fast and long-lasting arthritis relief. 

Francine Rhinehart, DPM, can help you get relief from serious toe and foot arthritis. Find out more by booking an evaluation through the website or over the phone today.