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Arthritis in The Foot

Arthritis in the foot joints can occur at the hindfoot (subtalar, talonavicular, calcaneocuboid, Chopart joints) or at the midfoot (tarsometatarsal joint).

Arthritis is a very common term heard by most people across the world. Unfortunately, this is probably taking the world in it, and the condition tends to worsen when left untreated. This is mostly witnessed in one or more than one joint. This can often lead to stiffness and erosion. You will find a wide variety of arthritis, but one of the widely popular and most affected ones is Osteoporosis.

This is most commonly observed in the aged population who are more than 60 years of age. You will rarely find the professionals using ‘rheumatism’, but it elaborates the arthritic conditions. This includes the wear and tear of body parts or joints. Even when osteoarthritis mostly is present on the knees, it can also be seen on the foot and ankle.

What are the leading causes of arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the result of a tear of the cartilage present in the feet. Cartilage presence on our joints wears out with time which results in causing subchondral cysts and spurs. The main reason for the pain is due to fluid accumulation and bone deformation.

Foot rheumatoid arthritis is a term that is caused due to the hyperactive immune system. Your body’s immune cells tend to become the reason for it. There can be many reasons for it, but mostly it is caused due to hormonal factors or genetic reasons.

How To Treat?

There are both non-surgical and surgical treatment procedures available.

Non-surgical treatment includes prescription medicines and using pain relievers. Patients need to go according to what the doctors have advised.
Surgical treatment is mostly recommended when the condition goes beyond normal.

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