Monday, December 3, 2012


Joint inflammation, common in adults 65 and older, can manifest itself in the feet. Foot arthritis symptoms can vary, subject to whichever of the 30 joints and 28 bones in the foot are affected. Difficulty walking, stiffness, pain, and swelling can be symptoms of foot arthritis. Typically, arthritis is felt in and around the joints and therefore can adversely affect range of motion. Heredity, excessive weight, the repetitive use of a joint, or a previous injury may lead to foot arthritis. Although there is no cure for foot arthritis, the pain and limitations that it causes can be managed with an individualized treatment plan. Many plans include anti-inflammatory medications, shoe modifications, and a change of lifestyle.

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