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What are the tests for foot arthritis?

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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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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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What sort of disorder is foot arthritis?

What sort of disorder is foot arthritis?

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

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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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How could the pain of foot arthritis present?

How could the pain of foot arthritis present?

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

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What to expect from athritis, or foot arthritis:?

What to expect from athritis, or foot arthritis:?

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

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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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Are there home remedies for dealing with foot arthritis?

Yes and no.: Sometimes home remedies work, but they are mostly band-aids for the pain. Seek a local podiatrist to help you manage the arthritic changes and taking a once-or twice-a-day antiinflammatory may help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Foot arthritis?

What is the definition or description of: Foot arthritis?

Arthritis is the-: -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. ...Read more

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Are there any remedy for foot arthritis?

Are there any remedy for foot arthritis?

Depends: Depending on the location and severity of the arthritis, orthotics, nsaids, bracing and surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a 12 year old get foot arthritis?

Can a 12 year old get foot arthritis?

Unlikely, but can: Any foot pain in children should be evaluated. See your foot specialist for evaluation an discussion. ...Read more

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Help for foot arthritis please. No ortho to see?

Help for foot arthritis please. No ortho to see?

Good stiff shoe: Limiting movement of the foot is important in improving foot comfort with arthritis. Loof for a thicker soled, stiffer shoe with good support in the arch. Avoid barefoot ang thin soled, flimsy shoes. Dr l. ...Read more

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I crushed my foot in the past, will this lead to foot arthritis?

I crushed my foot in the past, will this lead to foot arthritis?

Possible: Depending on the injury and how you healed, this is likely. People who severely injure a joint tend to get arthritis later in life where that injury was. Hopefully you did all of your physical therapy and are keeping yourself healthy and strong now though, and this can help. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See a doctor: You may want to start with a podiatrist or a rheumatologist for exam and medication to control the arthritis. You may benefit from orthotics to support the feet. ...Read more

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My doctor said nothing can be done for foot arthritis, is this true?

My doctor said nothing can be done for foot arthritis, is this true?

No: There are many treatments for arthritis in the foot ranging from inserts, braces, medication, and surgery. An orthopedic surgeon trained in foot and ankle surgery can best evaluate you and provide the best options. ...Read more

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I've recurring gout/leg/foot arthritis and I'm looking fora home remedy?

I've recurring gout/leg/foot arthritis and I'm looking fora home remedy?

Here are a few...: Optimize vitamin d levels (25-oh level 70-80)
and change your diet--avoid sugar, including fruit. Try tart cherry extract, and apple cider vinegar daily. ...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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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

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

Yes you must.: A semiactive job still doesn't afford you the cardiovascular benefit nor sustained heart rate elevation of regular aerobic exercise - this has actually been studied. Low impact cardio would be the rule for you. ...Read more

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I have mild foot arthritis & take ibuprofen for it. Occasionally I get 1 splinter hemorrhage on 1 fingernail. Can NSAIDs cause splinter hemorrhages?

I have mild foot arthritis & take ibuprofen for it. Occasionally I get 1 splinter hemorrhage on 1 fingernail. Can NSAIDs cause splinter hemorrhages?

Poorly fitted shoes: Cause could be poorly fitted shoes, see your podiatric physician (DPM) with better fitted shoes along with arches will improve your gait and you feel better ...Read more

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I get painful joints in my foot just by walking. How do I fix this?

I get painful joints in my foot just by walking. How do I fix this?

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

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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?

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?

It could be, or more: Your guess is pretty reasonable, but it could also represent a metabolic or central nervous system issue. Medicines you take could also be a contributing factor. See your family doc to be sure.. ...Read more

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How can I fix bowed ankle due to arthritis?

See details: See an orthopedist, get the ankle evaluated and then find out what the options are and which one is best for you. ...Read more

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What can be done to ease arthritis in my ankle?

Many things: Ankle arthritis is treated with activity modifications, anti-inflammatories, bracing, occasional steroid injections, and, as a last resort, surgery. ...Read more

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What are signs of ankle arthritis?

What are signs of ankle arthritis?

Pain/stiffness: On ankle range of motion: especially after rest. May be some swelling and probably limited range of motion. ...Read more

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Could I get arthritis from turf toe?

Could I get arthritis from turf toe?

UNLIKELY: Turf toe usually is a singular event and will heal without long lasting problems. If you injure the toe recurrently there is a chance of arthritis developing many years later but you would have had to chronically and repeatedly hurt the toe. ...Read more

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How common is? Arthritis in the ankle?

How common is? Arthritis in the ankle?

Common in Atheletes: I see a lot of atheletes thst tend to develop arthritis in the ankle from repeted trauma and injury from sports like basketball, soccer, football and running. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is ankle arthritis?

What sort of problem is ankle arthritis?

Degenerative: Ankle arthritis is degeneration of the cartilage (the smooth gliding surface of the joint) in the ankle. This can happens because of traumatic injury, longstanding instability, rheumatoid or other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Any home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis?

Any home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis?

Relieve Ankle Pain: Warm moist heat
gentle ranging of motion
topicals antiinflammatories all may help.

Use an ankle brace and even sleep in the brace.

See your physician for xrays and further evaluation and addtl reccs. ...Read more

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What are the core symptoms of ankle arthritis?

Pain: Arthritic ankles are usually painful, swollen and may develop stiffness or loss of motion. Sometimes they "lock" pop or feel notable. Often symptoms are aggravated by weight bearing. ...Read more

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How does having ankle arthritis change things?

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

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How can I tell if I am experiencing ankle arthritis?

How can I tell if I am experiencing ankle arthritis?

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

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What are some home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis?

Arthritis: Try soaking in epsom salts, many find it helpful. ...Read more

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I know this dude who has ankle arthritis. What is that?

Painful ankle: Many causes of arthritis in ankle or any joint. Can be the result of wear and tear, njury or various diseases. The treatment depends on the cause and the severity of symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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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


Dr. David Laha
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Foot Arthritis (Definition)

-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 ...Read more