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Dr. David Laha
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Foot Arthritis (Overview)

-wearing away of the articular cartilage in any of the many joints of the foot. There R 19. I'm mid foot there R 5?Causes R trauma, hereditary or disease process. Treatable but unrelenting . The symptoms and the wearing can be treated or slowed respectively.


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What's a natural way to treat foot arthritis?

What's a natural way to treat foot arthritis?

shoes, weight loss: The most natural way is proper shoes, sometimes inserts, general conditioning and weight loss. Acupuncture may help with the pain. However, there is no treatment that will reverse the process. ...Read more

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Dr. David Laha
100 doctors shared insights

Foot Arthritis (Overview)

-wearing away of the articular cartilage in any of the many joints of the foot. There R 19. I'm mid foot there R 5?Causes R trauma, hereditary or disease process. Treatable but unrelenting . The symptoms and the wearing can be treated or slowed respectively.


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How does the pain of foot arthritis first appear?

How does the pain of foot arthritis first appear?

Discomfort/swelling: Most arthritis starts out as soreness/ stiffness. You may see or feel swelling or puffiness to the joint. It usually starts out as an infrequent discomfort, but gradually become more frequent. Dr l. ...Read more

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Is it curable? When do you recommend epidural shots or surgery? Are they effective? Do I have arthritis? ...See more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
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Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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What are the symptoms of foot arthritis?

What are the symptoms of foot arthritis?

See below: Typically one would see stiffness in certain joints of the foot and possible some pain. It may be harder to walk longer distances on an arthritic foot. There can be swelling or deformity of certain joints in the feet .There are different types of arthritis. Most commonly the joint at the base of the big toe can become arthritic as well as some of the joints of the midfoot. ...Read more

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Is calluses in feet early sign of foot deformities in arthritis?

Is calluses in feet early sign of  foot deformities in arthritis?

No: No calluses are generally limited to the skin and subcutaneous tissue. They are not related to any bone deformity. If calluses are not kept clean they may not heal which may eventually cause a local infection. And worst case scenarios this infection may spread to the bone and cause osteomyelitis which is the infection of the bone. This could be complicated specially in diabetic patients and may require amputation of the bon. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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What are the tests for foot arthritis?

Xrays: Most arthritis in the foot can be visualized with xrays. Sometimes blood work is needed for a more comprehensive evaluation. Dr l. ...Read more

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If my family has rheumatoid arthritis in the wrists and hands, does this mean I have a higher chance of having foot arthritis?

If my family has rheumatoid arthritis in the wrists and hands, does this mean I have a higher chance of having foot arthritis?

Possibly: Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease that can affect any joint in the body. It does tend to run in families so if you have any symptoms, i would recommend testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,350 doctors shared insights

Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
1,459 doctors shared insights

Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more