Category: arthritis

Arthritis Often First Shows Up in Your Hands, Feet & Ankles

The term “arthritis” describes a variety of conditions that erode or otherwise damage the lining of your joints causing inflammation and pain. Bones can start rubbing against each other and this and other painful symptoms often first show up in the hands, feet and ankles. When you initially notice signs of arthritis in your feet […]

How to Prevent Gout

Gout is caused by uric acid that can build up in the bloodstream, and while it is a normal ingredient of your blood, when any excess accumulation isn’t expelled through urination, the acid can reach high enough levels to crystallize out of the bloodstream and into the tissues around the joints, especially the big toe […]

Arthritis and Joint Pain

Arthritis, referring to the many types of joint disease, can cause inflammation, stiffness, and pain in joints all over the body, but the feet are especially susceptible to arthritis due to the large number of joints present. In the U.S., arthritis is diagnosed in over 53 million adults and 300,000 children each year and is […]

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