There are three types of arthritis that may affect your ankle or foot. These include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. Fortunately several treatment options are available.


Gout is a medical condition that results from the build-up of uric acid in the joint or tissues. The body may have abnormally high levels of uric acid due to several reasons. One possibility is that the body is creating too much of this substance. It’s also possible that your body is just not getting […]

Living with Arthritis

Tinker Toys have been around for a long time—since 1914 to be exact. The play-time classic involves sticks that connect with “wheels” or “spools” to create all kinds of configurations, much like our bones that have connective joints to form the structure of our bodies. In both cases, if the connective pieces get worn or […]

Gain Control of Gout Attacks

Warning signs are posted at the beach if there are dangerous riptides or if sharks have been sighted. Hurricane sirens let you know to take cover. If the bridge is out, a warning sign will let you know that as well. With gout, however, there are no warnings—just sudden and painful attacks. These can cause […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis—Joints Under Attack

Our immune systems are the heroes of our health, fighting the invading bacteria and viruses that can make us sick. But what happens when this effective security force mistakes our own bodies for the enemy? It almost sounds like the plot of a science fiction film, but those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis know that […]

Tarsal Coalition – A Bad Connection

Of all the bones in our bodies, about one-quarter of them reside in our feet and ankles. Ranging in size and shape, they work together in a network with our muscles and tendons to keep us moving. Sometimes, however, some bones in the middles and backs of our feet can grow closer than we need […]

Osteoarthritis Treatment

Osteoarthritis Our joints are easy to take for granted, just like the joints on a door or gate. As long as they work effortlessly, we don’t give them a thought. When they start to become stiff or grind, however, we yearn for the days they were more dependable. Osteoarthritis, also known as “wear and tear” arthritis, […]

What Causes Arthritis in the Feet?

Arthritis is characterized by joints becoming irritated, swollen, and inflamed. When this happens, movement can be painful and difficult. What causes arthritis in the feet depends on which type of the disease you have. The reason for it could involve damage from wear and tear over time as a result of osteoarthritis. It could be due […]

How Can I Reduce Arthritis Symptoms?

Arthritis can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in your joints, making even the simplest movements difficult; however, the best way to minimize that pain is actually moving more! Along with eating a well-balanced diet, low impact exercise can reduce arthritis symptoms by keeping muscles strong and improving range-of-motion. Maintaining a healthy weight will put less pressure on […]

What foods should I avoid with gout?

Gout, a form of arthritis, is painful, but symptoms can be controlled. One way of doing so is to monitor your diet. Foods to avoid are those rich in purines which can raise the amount of uric acid in your body, and may lead to flare-ups. Such foods include meats, especially organ and game; seafood such […]