Arthritis is pain and stiffness in your foot and ankle that is developed with age due to wear and tear of bones. The Cartilage between the bones at pivotal joints wears out resulting in Foot arthritis. There are 3 types of arthritis that may affect foot and ankle: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Post-Traumatic Arthritis. Not always a surgical treatment is needed, non-surgical procedures may be suggested for simple cases to relief from pain and ease the problem.
Some of the symptoms of Arthritis in Foot:
Pain and tenderness
Stiffness in leg
Trouble in walking
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult an Orthopedic if you see signs of swelling, pain and stiffness in ankles. The delay in treatment may lead to deformity of the ankle.