Arthritis is a condition that can occur at any age. Arthritis means “pain within a joint.” There are 28 bones and more than 30 joints in the foot. Ligaments are what keep the bones and joints in place. Should arthritis develop in one or more of these joints, simple tasks like walking and balancing may become difficult and very painful.
Depending on the joints affected, the signs and symptoms of arthritis of the foot will vary. Common symptoms include tenderness, restricted motion, swelling, foot deformities, and soreness in the soles and heels of the feet when walking.
There are several different types of treatment for treating pain that arthritis may cause. The treatment may depend on the location, type and degree of pain that arthritis may cause in the foot.
See a doctor and based on your medical history, symptoms, and examination results, he/she can prescribe the proper treatment for you and the arthritis pain in your feet.
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