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Psoriatic Arthritis on the Feet

Tuesday, 06 December 2022 00:00

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a type of chronic inflammatory arthritis that can affect the feet, ankles, and toes. It can cause extreme pain, stiffness, and swelling. It is like rheumatoid arthritis in that joints may feel warm, sore, and tender and the stiffness is often worse in the morning. Dactylitis or “sausage toes” is one of the telltale signs of PsA. This often indicates the condition is getting worse. Even though there is no cure for PsA, it is treatable and when diagnosed early, relief can be found. Those with this type of foot arthritis can find it hard to walk or move. It usually comes on between the ages of 30 and 50 and typically only one foot is affected. There can be flare-ups of symptoms with PsA. If you have psoriatic arthritis and it is affecting your feet, it is suggested that you see a podiatrist as soon as possible to help you find support.

Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, contact the practitioners from Foot Care Institute. Our practitioners can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Arthritic Foot Care  

Arthritis is a term that is commonly used to describe joint pain.  The condition itself can occur to anyone of any age, race, or gender, and there are over 100 types of it.  Nevertheless, arthritis is more commonly found in women compared to men, and it is also more prevalent in those who are overweight. The causes of arthritis vary depending on which type of arthritis you have. Osteoarthritis for example, is often caused by injury, while rheumatoid arthritis is caused by a misdirected immune system.


  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased Range of Motion

Arthritic symptoms range in severity, and they may come and go. Some symptoms stay the same for several years but could potentially get worse with time. Severe cases of arthritis can prevent its sufferers from performing daily activities and make walking difficult.

Risk Factors

  • Occupation – Occupations requiring repetitive knee movements have been linked to osteoarthritis
  • Obesity – Excess weight can contribute to osteoarthritis development
  • Infection – Microbial agents can infect the joints and trigger arthritis
  • Joint Injuries – Damage to joints may lead to osteoarthritis
  • Age – Risk increases with age
  • Gender –Most types are more common in women
  • Genetics – Arthritis can be hereditary

If you suspect your arthritis is affecting your feet, it is crucial that you see a podiatrist immediately. Your doctor will be able to address your specific case and help you decide which treatment method is best for you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Windsor, ON . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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