Arthritis of the Feet
One of our readers who is athletically active recently complained of pain and stiffness in her feet, especially in the early morning. She asked if it’s possible to have arthritis in her feet.
Arthritis refers to inflammation of any joint, including joints in the feet. The inflammation may be the result of injury (traumatic arthritis), disease (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis), metabolic disturbances (gout), or infection. Among very active people, the most common type of arthritis is traumatic. In these cases, the trauma to the foot is greater than the joints are equipped to handle.
It is possible that the reader may have a mild form of rheumatoid arthritis or even gout. She should have a professional evaluation as soon as possible to help her decide on an appropriate treatment plan.
To contact Center Line Podiatrist Dr. Brown, call 586-758-5770.