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Podiatry -> Foot and Ankle Arthritis Treatment in Knoxville

Foot and Ankle Arthritis

Welcome to Apple Healthcare, your destination for expert foot and ankle arthritis treatment in Knoxville. Our experienced podiatrist is dedicated to providing you with the most effective treatments to help you regain mobility and reduce pain.

Understanding the Condition

Arthritis in the foot and ankle can cause significant discomfort and impact your daily activities. At Apple Healthcare, we understand how debilitating this can be and offer a range of treatments tailored to your specific needs.

Key features of foot and ankle arthritis

  • Joint Stiffness: Limited movement in the foot and ankle, especially after periods of rest or in the morning.
  • Swelling: The joints may appear larger or more swollen due to inflammation.
  • Chronic Pain: Persistent pain in the foot and ankle that may worsen with activity.
  • Decreased Mobility: Difficulty in walking, climbing stairs, or performing tasks that require ankle movement.
  • Visible Deformity: Changes in the appearance of the joints, such as bunions or bone spurs.
  • Crepitus: A grinding sensation or sound when the joint is moved, caused by damaged cartilage.
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Common Causes

According to the Arthritis Foundation, some leading causes of arthritis include:

Comprehensive Treatment Approach for Foot and Ankle Arthritis in Knoxville

Our approach to foot and ankle arthritis treatment at Apple Healthcare begins with a thorough evaluation.

We take the time to understand your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle to determine the most effective treatment plan for you.

Treatment methods may include:

  • Bracing: Using bracing to support the foot and ankle to aid in recovery and reduce pain. 
  • Physical Therapy: Customized exercises to improve range of motion, strengthen the muscles around the joints, and reduce pain.
  • Joint Injections: We can use a variety of joint injections to provide cushioning and reduce pain.
  • Referral for Surgery: Sometimes, even advanced joint injections and bracing are not sufficient to manage foot and ankle arthritis. In these cases, we can provide a referral for surgery at a local orthopedic office. 


At Apple Healthcare, our goal is to help you manage daily activities with confidence and strength. We provide ongoing support and guidance throughout your recovery process.

If you are tired of living in pain from foot or ankle arthritis, please make an appointment today!

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Meet Our Knoxville Podiatrist

Dr. Bradley Gipson

Bradley Gipson, DPM

Practicing since 2003, Dr. Gipson is passionate about helping patient overcome foot and ankle pain. Learn More

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Schedule Your Podiatry Appointment Today

Don’t let food or ankle pain impact your quality of life! Contact Apple Healthcare in Knoxville today to schedule your consultation. Let our Knoxville podiatrist help you take your first step towards pain-free living.

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