Joint pain in the foot is a vast issue to explore and discuss. Each foot by itself has 26 bones and over 30 joints. Many of us have experienced some sort of joint pain throughout our lives, so hopefully we can recognize when it is our joints that are causing the pain in our feet.
Conditions causing Joint Pain in our feet
- Rheumatoid Arthrities
- Structural abnormalities
- And on and on
Symptoms of Joint Pain:
- Bruising over the joints
Diagnosis and Treatment:
If you are experiencing foot pain and are not sure of the cause, X-rays can be taken to determine the structural integrity and space within the joints of your feet. Forms of arthritis will show a narrowing of the joints between the bones. Treatment will depend on results of the diagnostic procedures. If the pain is due to an anti-inflammatory process, oral medications, such as NSAIDs or low dose steriod packs, can help to reduce the inflammation, but these medications are not a long term treatment. For a more comprehensive look at your joint pain, you should contact your podiatrist.