There are several different types of arthritis and it is very important to have an accurate diagnosis before considering management and treatment. At Ashburnham Foot and Ankle centre we will complete a comprehensive clinical evaluation/history and recommend if further tests maybe required. Often foot pain may seem to be “arthritis” but in fact is a result of poor foot function and movement which affects the foots ability to function in a normal way. If you do have arthritis in the feet then determining the type you have (e.g. Rheumatoid, Osteoarthritis, Gout etc.) is very important. Often, we will work with your doctor or nurse practitioner and other health professionals to coordinate a treatment plan that works for the patient.