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Foot Arthritis In Children
A condition where there 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
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
Multiple sites: Foot arthritis can happen and multiple sites between the 28 bones of the foot. Hindfoot arthritis (below the ankle) can cause a lot of pain and walking problems. Midfoot arthritis is not always so painful and often can be managed with shoewear modifications. Forefoot arthritis is usually well tolerated except at the big toe joint. 1st treatment = shoe modifications and anti-inflammatory meds. ...Read more
Aching. Stiffness: Arthritic pain in the feet can hurt just as if it were in other joints- and sometimes worse because you still stand and walk on them! Aching, stiffness, burning are often relayed. X-rays are often taken as arthritic changes can be seen on them. ...Read more
Pain and Stiffness: Pain and stiffness from arthritris in the foot, depending on the joints, can limit mobility. Xrays and a good detailed history and gait analysis will help make the diagnosis. Appropriate off-loading with orthotics can sometimes help along with anti-inflammatory medication if tolerable, in severe cases surgery may be the answer depending on the severity and location. ...Read more
What to do if I have a severe right foot arthritis condition. I walk for a living as a security guard. What can I do?
Aside from the e/day pain of foot arthritis, at times when I take a step I get a terrible radiating pain in my foot. Is that normal for arthritis?
Pain: Describing pain as terrible is not normal. See your podiatrist for an evaluation and help. Good luck. ...Read more
If my family has rheumatoid arthritis in the wrists and hands, does this mean I have a higher chance of having foot arthritis?
Must I exercise if I have semiactive job (walk 2-3 milesx5 days)? I have foot arthritis, which worsens w/exercise + can't tolerate chlorine on skin
I have mild foot arthritis & take ibuprofen for it. Occasionally I get 1 splinter hemorrhage on 1 fingernail. Can NSAIDs cause splinter hemorrhages?
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Foggy memory painful joints and muscles. Swollon feet and hands. Painful knee pain in both knees and feels tender?
Had painful sensations in arm, muscle twitches in arms, legs and face and having lately painful joints, feet and leg muscles. Is this a nerve problem?
Hypersensitive skin toes/feet burns/stings horrible. Cold toes seeing vascular. Not ms. Crp 10. Normal thyroid. Stiff/painful joints hands, feet not ra?
Compensation: Your body compensates for the ankle pain by changing where the major of force impacts the ankle joint, which leads to further joint destruction over time in the foot joints. You also have different pressure points (a change in normal pressure locations) in the ankle joint which causes further arthritis to develop within the ankle. ...Read more
Symptoms: Like pain while walking or placing the ankle thru range of motion, or possibly swelling to the region. There are generally 2 types of arthritis inflammatory and degenerative. So, if symptomatic you should visit the doctor who may decide to order an x-ray or possibly an MRI to figure out exactly what's wrong and to formulate a treatment plan for you.... ...Read more
Arthritis: Try soaking in epsom salts, many find it helpful. ...Read more
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