RA is a progressive inflammatory arthritis that can be managed by oral medications to control the autoimmune component and oral medication for pain and function.
For a foot and ankle surgeon there are many ways to conservatively treat from bracing, injections, arch supports, and physical therapy
For those that need surgery, the foot and ankle surgeons of Bayshore are up to date with the latest treatments and procedures. Typically bone fusions with soft tissue repairs can improve function and pain as well as removing the bone that is very inflamed causing permanent deformity.
This patient with a big toe joint fusion and midfoot fusion for RA pain and deformity