Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

There are over 100 forms of arthritis, many of which affect the foot and ankle, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and posttraumatic arthritis. Dislocations and fractures, particularly those that damage the joint surface, are the most common injuries that can lead to posttraumatic stress. Symptoms of foot and ankle arthritis include:

  • Pain with motion
  • Pain that flares up with vigorous activity
  • Tenderness when pressure is applied to the joint
  • Joint swelling, warmth and redness
  • Increased pain and swelling in the morning or after sitting or resting
  • Difficulty in walking due to any of the above symptoms