Medical City Dallas

Baylor, Scott & White Plano


Osteoarthritis | Joint Pain | Arthritis in the Feet

by Dr. David R. Northcutt
Dr. David Northcutt is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.
“Hi, I’m Dr. Northcutt. I want to talk a little bit today about arthritis. There are several types of arthritis, however the most common type to affect the foot and ankle is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is characterized by the breakdown and loss of cartilage in joints. Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint throughout the body. In the foot, this often affects the first toe joint. It is also common in the midfoot and ankle.
Besides wear and tear of the joints, over time injuries can also lead to earlier onset of osteoarthritis. Examples of this include fractures, sprains, or blunt trauma such as dropping something on your ankle, foot, or toes. Osteoarthritis develops as a result of abnormal foot mechanics, such as a flat foot or high arches.

Symptoms include pain and stiffness in the joint, swelling in or near the joints, difficulty walking or bending the joint. Osteoarthritic joints can also develop bone spurs. This often is seen and felt over the top of the foot. Shoe pressure may cause pain at the site of a bone spur and in some cases, blisters or calluses may form on the surface.

Possible non-surgical treatments include oral anti-inflammatories, orthotics, braces, immobilization, steroid injections, and sometimes physical therapy. When non-surgical methods do not improve symptoms satisfactorily, surgery may be needed. We will consider a number of factors when selecting the procedure best suited to your condition and your lifestyle. Please give us a call here at Dallas Podiatry Works if you have any of these symptoms. We’d be happy to be a part of your healthcare team.”

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star all h
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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