The Podiatry experts at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont provide expert care to all ages, from children to adults, for common to complex problems of the skin, muscles, ligaments, nerves and bones of the foot and ankle.
Common conditions treated include:
Osteoarthritis — the most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis involves wear-and-tear damage to your joint's cartilage — the hard, slick coating on the ends of bones where they form a joint. Cartilage cushions the ends of the bones and allows nearly frictionless joint motion, but enough damage can result in bone grinding directly on bone, which causes pain and restricted movement. This wear and tear can occur over many years, or it can be hastened by a joint injury or infection.
Osteoarthritis also affects the entire joint. It causes changes in the bones and deterioration of the connective tissues that attach muscle to bone and hold the joint together. It also causes inflammation of the joint lining.
Rheumatoid arthritis — In rheumatoid arthritis, the body's immune system attacks the lining of the joint capsule, a tough membrane that encloses all the joint parts. This lining (synovial membrane) becomes inflamed and swollen. The disease process can eventually destroy cartilage and bone within the joint.
We offer both surgical and non-surgical treatment for the above conditions. Our goal is to work with you on an individualized diagnosis and treatment plan to get you back on your feet quickly and pain free.