Arthritis is a common disorder that affects your joints. It can cause pain and inflammation, making it difficult to move or stay active.
There are many types of arthritis. Each form causes different symptoms and may need different treatments. While arthritis usually affects older adults, it can develop in men, women and children of any age.
Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more of your joints.
Causes pain and stiffness in any joint in the body.
Mostly common in the small joints of the foot and ankle.
Arthritis has no cure however, there are many treatment options available to slow the progress of the disease and relieve symptoms. :
There are various types of Arthritis that is present differently in the feet. These are Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA), and Ankylosing Spondylitis.
The major types of arthritis that affect the foot and ankle are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and posttraumatic arthritis.
Arthritis is a broad term that describes more than 100 different joint conditions. The most common types of arthritis include:
Osteoarthritis: or “wear and tear” arthritis, which develops when joint cartilage breaks down from repeated stress. It’s the most common form of arthritis.
Ankylosing spondylitis: or arthritis of the spine (usually your lower back).
Juvenile arthritis (JA): a disorder where the immune system attacks the tissue around joints. JA typically affects children 16 or younger.
Gout: a disease that causes hard crystals of uric acid to form in your joints.
Psoriatic arthritis: joint inflammation that develops in people with psoriasis (autoimmune disorder that causes skin irritation).
Rheumatoid arthritis: a disease that causes the immune system to attack synovial membranes in your joints.
What Causes Arthritis?
Different types of arthritis have different causes. For instance, gout is the result of too much uric acid in your body. But for other types of arthritis, the exact cause is unknown. You may develop arthritis if you:
Have a family history of arthritis.
Have a job or play a sport that puts repeated stress on your joints.
Have certain autoimmune diseases or viral infections.
Pain with motion
Pain that flares up with vigorous activity
Tenderness when pressure is applied to the joint
Joint swelling, warmth, and redness
Increased pain and swelling in the morning, or after sitting or resting
Difficulty in walking due to any of the above symptoms
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It is important to have an overall health and medical history discussion by a Foot and Ankle Doctor. Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles that is able to provide proper arthritis treatment.
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