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Arthritis in the Toes

Arthritis can occur in any part of the body where joints exist. Since toes have many joints, this is a common place for arthritis to develop. Different types of arthritis can attack the toes, primarily osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. If the cartilage wears away between the bones in the toes, they will rub together and inflammation will occur. The big toe is the one most often affected. Past injuries, such as broken or sprained toes, can gradually cause arthritis. Aging, being overweight, and having a family history of arthritis are risk factors for this affliction. Symptoms of toe arthritis include pain, stiffness, and swelling. A clicking, popping, or a grinding noise can also be symptoms. Toe arthritis can cause difficulty with mobility. If you have toe pain, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can properly diagnose arthritis, and provide correct treatment options.

Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, contact Chuc Dang, DPM from California . Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Arthritic Foot Care  

Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves the inflammation of different joints in your body, such as those in your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. In addition to this, swelling and stiffness in the affected joints can also be a common symptom of arthritis.

In many cases, wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen the effects and pain of arthritis. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet feel more comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with proper arch support that contour to your feet can help immensely.

Alleviating Arthritic Pain

  • Exercises that stretch the foot can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility
  • Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications
  • Massages can help temporarily alleviate pain.

It is best to see your doctor for the treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions vary, and a podiatrist can help you determine the right method of care for your feet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Westminster, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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