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Arthritic Foot Care

arthritic foot care

Conditions affecting the feet due to complications with arthritis can take many forms, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type – it is caused by wear and tear/overuse. Unlike osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis typically affects both feet and deals with the same joints on each foot. Gout, which normally affects the big toe, is comprised of needle-like crystals that trigger inflammation in the joints. Psoriatic arthritis causes sausage-like swelling in the toes. Lastly, ankylosing spondylitis can lead to plantar fasciitis and pain at the Achilles tendon.

If you’re experiencing any discomfort due to one of the above forms of arthritis, consider pain medication and investing in comfortable footwear. It is one way to ease the pain that often comes with arthritis. Lastly, you should seek professional advice and learn about potential treatment options – injection, laser, ankle brace, below-the-knee cast, and orthotics, if necessary.

For an official diagnosis and information on treatment options, consult with a podiatrist.  519.258.3668

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