Chronic pain due to foot and ankle arthritis is common. It can be debilitating and interfere with quality of life. As a result it is not surprising that people are often willing to have surgery in hopes of getting some relief even if surgery would otherwise be a last resort. There are many non-surgical options however that many are not aware of. In additional to gait analysis studies to evaluate how normal walking may be worsening the condition and what can be done mechanically to treat it regenerative medicine techniques such as prolotherapy, PRP, and stem cell can help to restore normal tissue function and relatively simple in office orthopedic procedures such as ultrasound guided tenotomies (tendon repairs) and fasciotomies (for conditions like plantar fascitis) are now available. What is better still is that in the majority of cases they work and are available right here in Greenville, SC at Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA. Learn more about different treatment options for foot and ankle arthritis at piedmontpmr.com.