December 20, 2016
Health Tip: What's Behind My Foot Arthritis?
Some potential causes
(HealthDay News) -- The stiffness and pain that accompany arthritis are particularly noticable when they affect the feet.
Here are possible reasons behind foot arthritis, courtesy of the American Podiatric Medical Association:
- Foot injuries, particularly if they were not treated properly.
- Viral or bacterial infections that affect the joints.
- Inflammatory bowel disease.
- Prescribed medications or use of illegal drugs.
- An autoimmune disease.