(HealthDay News) -- Your feet are a common destination for the pain and discomfort of arthritis.
The American Podiatric Medical Association says common triggers of foot arthritis include:
- Having a foot injury, especially if the injury hasn't been treated properly.
- Developing a bacterial or viral infection that affects the joints, such as Lyme disease, staph infection, gonorrhea or pneumonia.
- Having an inflammatory bowel disease.
- Taking certain drugs.
- Having a family history of foot arthritis.
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