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Fayetteville, AR 72703

Arthritis



Arthritis can cause severe pain in the joints of your feet and is a common problem for many adults.
To determine the source of your arthritis and find an effective form of treatment, Dr. Teufel will perform an in-depth analysis of your medical history and the nature of your discomfort. You will discuss when and where the pain occurs. The doctor may review gait analysis, x-rays, CT scans or MRIs to evaluate your arthritis.



Conservative Options:
  • Oral anti-inflammatory medication (NSAIDs) to reduce swelling and pain.
  • Injection therapy with cortisone to reduce inflammation.
  • Orthotics (shoe inserts) to help control foot motion.
  • PRP (protein rich plasma) injections to stimulate healing with the stem cells from your own blood.


Surgical Options:
  • Joint arthroscopy. A specialized surgical scope is used to view your joint closely and repair the problem with minimally invasive methods.
  • Joint cheilectomy. A bony, pain-causing lump is removed from the big toe to improve mobility and reduce symptoms.
  • Joint replacement. The problem joint is replaced to maintain motion and eliminate pain.
  • Joint fusion. The two bones on either side of a joint are fused together, entirely removing the joint. This is typically used for end stage arthritis.