Your feet have a complex anatomy, and they are quite vulnerable to a lot of health problems. They can tell you a lot about hidden health problems that you may have. In some sense, they are like windows that tell us what is going on with our bodies. Many at times people ignore the signs of pain that they experience on their feet. Pain on your foot can be a good indication that there is a much larger health issue than what meets the eye. Here are some of the problems associated with sore feet:
Foot Pain and Stiffness
For older adults, frequent foot pains and stiffness may be caused by osteoarthritis which may cause wear and tear of the tissues in the joints as well as your toes. Rheumatoid arthritis is another less common diagnosis, but foot pain can indicate that you have it. Arthritis involves swelling and inflammation in and around the joints in your foot as well as the surrounding soft tissues. These inflammations and swellings are responsible for the pain and stiffness in your foot. It is important to note that the pain and stiffness are not the only symptoms of arthritis.
To ease the pain and stiffness, wear loose footwear that reduces strain on your joints in case it is osteoarthritis. If it is rheumatoid arthritis, there are a number of medications that your physician will prescribe to you to relieve the symptoms as well as slow down the progress.
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