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Joint Problems – A Complete Guide To Joint Problems

There are more than 30 joints in the foot. The most well known one is the ankle joint, where the ankle bone (talus) and two lower leg bones (fibula and tibia) meet. The most common condition affecting the joints in our feet is arthritis.

Pain and stiffness, swelling and difficulty walking are just some of the symptoms that come with problematic joints.

Learn more about the various conditions and problems that affect the joints in the feet. To get started, all you need to do is click on the title of the article below that you are most interested in.

Feel free to spend time browsing this section to learn more about the joints, or browse additional sections to learn more about problems and conditions that can affect other parts of the feet.

Problems & Conditions of the Joints:

  • Reiter’s Syndrome and Reactive Arthritis – What to Know

    The term Reiter’s syndrome refers to a specific type of reactive arthritis, a condition in which the joints—most often the knees, ankles, and foot joints—experience swelling and inflammation resulting from an infection elsewhere in the body (usually the genitals or intestines). These conditions most often result from sexual activity or food poisoning. Symptoms of Reiter’s […]

  • Bursitis in Feet — Symptoms and Treatment Options

    Learn more about what causes bursitis, what you can do to prevent it, and how it’s treated.

  • Arthritis In Feet: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Arthritis in the feet can make it very difficult to walk, stand, or run. It can even affect you while you sit. See what you can do to prevent and treat this problem in the joints.

  • Hallux Rigidus — Causes and Treatment

    This progressive condition is one form of degenerative arthritis. Learn more about it’s symptoms, causes and treatment options, as well as who is more prone to developing it.

  • Hallux Limitus — Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    This progressive condition can lead to additional problems such as hallux rigidus, degenerative arthritis, immobility and intense pain. Learn about the variety of treatment options, including brief descriptions of surgeries used to correct this problem.

  • Your Complete Guide For Supination of The Foot

    Even though it’s a normal part of our gait cycle, supination can become a problem for some people. Learn more about this condition here.

  • Foot Gout — Management, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Gout is a very serious condition that affects the joints, mainly located in the foot. It’s very common and affects men more than women. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for gout.

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