Joint Pain in the Foot
The foot contains 26 bones and more than 30 joints. Many people experience pain involving one or more of these joints. The pain may be accompanied by swelling, tenderness, stiffness, redness, bruising and/or increased warmth over the affected joints.
Joint pain may be caused by trauma, infection, inflammation, arthritis, bursitis, gout or structural foot problems. This type of foot pain is initially treated with rest, elevation and limitation of walking/weight-bearing. Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, and ice can help reduce local inflammation and pain.
Custom orthotics may also be prescribed to support the foot and reduce pain. A foot-and-ankle surgeon at AFAS can best determine the cause of joint pain and recommend the appropriate treatment.
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