Arthritis Foot Pain

Arthritis Foot Pain – There are four major causes of foot arthritis + some minor causes. We will help you figure out which one you have and what to do NOW!!

 

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What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis basically means irritation of the joint. It does not specify whether the joint irritation is due to bone on bone rubbing or previous broken bones.

  • Arthritis means irritation of the joint.
  • There are a few major causes of arthritis foot pain and four major ones that I see: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic arthritis & Gout.
  • They are all very different in the way they are caused and how they present.
  • For example osteoarthritis & traumatic feel good at rest but hurt with activity, whereas rheumatoid feels better with activity. Gout on the other hand just hurts no matter what for a day or two!

 

The Most Common Types Of Arthritis Foot Pain:

There are a few major causes of arthritis foot pain and four major ones that I see: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic arthritis & Gout.  There are other minor causes but these four are most commonly responsible.

The minor causes can be things like psoriatic arthritis (associated with 10-30% of psoriasis cases) & septic arthritis (infection of the joint after a foreign object puncturing the skin).

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The Quick Diagnosis Guide:

 

 

1)Osteoarthritis:

  • It occurs most commonly in the big toe joint.
  • It is the breakdown of hyaline cartilage leading to bone on bone rubbing. This causes joint stiffness.
  • This is a wear and tear disease. Usually in 40-50 year olds+.
  • Pain feels good at rest.
  • Pain starts go get worse with increased jogging or walking.

 

2)Rheumatoid Arthritis:

  • This is an autoimmune disorder, where the immune system attacks cartilage in the hands and feet.
  • It occurs in both the hands and the feet. It is usually not just one joint but many.
  • Pain is usually symmetrical, so the same joints on both hands and feet.
  • Pain is worse at rest.
  • Pain gets better with activity.

 

3)Traumatic Arthritis:

  • Essentially the same mechanism as osteoarthritis.
  • Occurs at younger ages due to joint injury.
  • If a bone is fractured in the joint, it creates abnormal friction.
  • Arthritis develops over a couple years.

 

4)Gout:

  • Extreme pain one morning that appears suddenly.
  • Almost always in the big toe joint.
  • Uric acid crystals temporarily fill the joint space.
  • Occurs the night after dehydration(alcohol) and heavy protein meals (turkey dinner etc).

 

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