Health Tip: What’s Behind My Foot Arthritis?

The stiffness and pain that accompany arthritis are particularly noticable when they affect the feet.

Here are possible reasons behind foot arthritis, courtesy of the American Podiatric Medical Association:

  • Foot injuries, particularly if they were not treated properly.
  • Viral or bacterial infections that affect the joints.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Prescribed medications or use of illegal drugs.
  • An autoimmune disease.

Source: HealthDay

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