Health Tip: Common Causes of Foot Arthritis

Health Tip: Common Causes of Foot Arthritis

Health Tip: Common Causes of Foot Arthritis

Injury is a prime trigger

(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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