Osteoarthritis of the foot

Common Questions and Answers about Osteoarthritis of the foot


Avatar f tn My suspicion is, that I am subconsciously putting more pressure on the outside of my foot to avoid the arthritis pain in the toe....does anyone have any experience with this? What other methods can I try now to ease the pain? Is it best to stop exercise that has foot impact all together, or is it better to keep using it? Thanks!
Avatar m tn Hi there! Well, without the relevant clinical details such as the severity of the condition etc; or a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to comment on the situation. Surgery may or may not be the best option at this time and an initial trial of conservative management with anti-inflammatory medication may be tried before considering alternative options.
1176578 tn?1263756689 As a result I am exhausted most of the time. The stiffness lasts for a couple of hours but comes back quickly if I sit in one position for any length of time. I have also begun to experience flaring pain in my left ankle, radiating to the outside upper portion of my foot. It is not swollen or red, just painful and does not allow me to put my full weight on it.
Avatar f tn After several weeks of discomfort in the sole of my foot after surgery, and not finding an answer from my primary doctor, All my primary suggested was inflamation in my foot. It wasnt enough for me so I went to a specialist I already have problems with my doot so I thought it best to go to a specialist. He took x rays and determined it was Osteoarthritist. The big concern at first was blood clots since it was right after surgery. I still am concerned about this. Can you still get them?
Avatar n tn I have pain that goes all the way down the outside of my left thigh and then to the inside of my left calf and makes my foot just ache... The main thing I find for medication for this is vicodin, but it takes more and more to be able to help the pain AND your brain starts to think you need more and more and before you know it your pills are gone before the end of the month..
Avatar m tn For a few days I could feel something move in the same knee when I would walk down stairs. It felt like it was located to the left (outside) of the center of the knee. That went away. The right knee doesn't have any issues. There is no pain, tenderness, or swelling involved at all. Does this sound like it could be osteoarthritis? I've been working on the computer all day every day for about 10 years and I'm wondering if that sort of extreme inactivity could have caused this.
1378884 tn?1315509445 My guess is you have a low back injury that is irritating the sciatic nerve, which travels down the back of your hip and down your leg. Bone deposits can build up due to altered mechanics in how your walk, sit, stand, etc. after an injury. The old song, "the hip bone's connected to the knee bone" has more than a little truth to it! A foot injury, for example, makes you limp. This puts stress on the adjacent joints, so eventually your knees, hips and back start to hurt, too.
Avatar m tn Iliotibial band syndrome, or ITBS, is due to inflammation of the iliotibial band. The iliotibial band is a thick band of fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the leg. The band begins at the hip and comes down to the outer side of the shin bone called the tibia that is just below the knee joint. The band works together with several of the thigh muscles to provide stability to the outside of the knee joint.
7486852 tn?1410355784 When I was around 18 I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in my left knee, but now I'm almost 25 and I am having a lot more bone pain but the most extreme is my knees but now I have the same pain, popping, cracking in my hips, ankles, wrists, lower ribcages with a bump on the right, shoulder blades, neck, spine, and my tailbone hurts pretty bad as well, oh and the bone in the side of my foot.. i haven't been back to a specialists since the diagnosis and I have no insurance.
432312 tn?1265648574 I broke my foot because of the osteoporosis and that foot aches alot of the time. My neck sometimes hurts but always ( all the time) makes crunchy noises when I turn it. If my neck aches the next day it will ususally be my shoulders back and neck hurt. I have a family history for rheumatoid arthritis... (both grandmothers and my maternal uncle) and degenerative disk disease Maternal grandmother maternal, uncle and my father.
Avatar f tn ( After the shoe stretched a bit, all was good. The Chicane is so comfortable to wear and that's a good thing because I work on a cement floors and do a lot of standing and walking. orthofeet shoes are a godsend in my opinion.
Avatar m tn Lately there has been some pain in toes and occasionally down the sole of my foot. I have also begun having pain in my hands. Started in the joint at the base of my thumbs, but now I'm noticing it in my finger joints and thumb joint. I mentioned this to my MD at my annual physical and she felt that it was probably osteoarthritis (mainly due to the fact that there was no redness around the joints). She didn't order any kind of tests to confirm this diagnosis.
Avatar m tn Hi there. Pain on top of foot without history of trauma, may be due to a stress fracture of a metatarsal bone. Another cause can be extensor tendonitis or inflammation of tendons that lead to the toes. Trauma and tight shoes and osteoarthritis are other causes. The spurs from osteoarthritis irritate the deep peroneal nerve. Gout a metabolic disease can cause pain across the top of the foot due to intense inflammation due to deposits of monosodium urate crystals in soft tissues and joints.
Avatar m tn Dear Doc saab, Well frankly above 50, we are bound to get meniscus problems due to the beginning of arthritis. So doing arthroscopy at this age was not a solution. I would hence ask you, not to take further opinion from the same doctor. You need a TKR definately with the present symptoms. Hence why not go for it? It will reduce the pain , mental agony and help you lead a quality life. Is there any fear in your mind? Regards.. Please discuss..
Avatar f tn The end of May I started having pain and contacted my doctor, I was not able to get in for 3 weeks and the pain increased and had extreme sciatic pain running from my hip to the bottom of foot on both sides. I have done everything possible, over the counter drugs, exercising in pool, massage therapy, physical therapy, accupuncture, pain shots, perscription Motrin 800mg, Vicodin 7.5-750, Hydrocodone/APAP 5/500, with very little relief. I received the second series of Supartz almost 1 1/2 mos.
Avatar m tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Pain or soreness in the middle of the foot is generally indicative of plantar fasciitis. The first step you take generally after sitting or standing for a long time or when you get up from the bed is painful. As you start walking the pain clears up. Plantar fascia is a ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. If it swells, becomes weak or inflamed, it causes these symptoms. After some time, you may feel pain always.
Avatar n tn The three bones under my ankle in the left foot have fused together , my foot has collapsedand i have osteoarthritis in my foot too. Will surgery help?
Avatar m tn The x-ray shows the initial signs of joint space narrowing anteriorally medially. The range of motion in the joint is *almost* normal and there is no stiffness or problems in that regard, at the moment I simply experience mild pain/discomfort with activity. I am very active (weightlifting, martial arts, spin classes, hiking, paintballing etc) and have only started to show regular symptoms in the last six months or so.
Avatar f tn I was just diagnosed (via x-ray) with osteoarthritis in my large toe (left foot). I have had two surgeries on that foot (for a bunion) back in the 1980's. The joint in my toe has been swollen and it's very painful to walk. I also got what the doctor termed as a positive result for an ANA test. All he said was that the sedimentation rate was something like 1:300 - what does that mean? I never received a full explanation of my test results.
Avatar n tn When I walk across the floor of the morning my feet hurt really bad and the lower part of my legs and ankles.I've also been having unusual headaches,which may not be related.My legs and arms go numb very easy when I sleep or am still for a while.I'm 36 and this isn't going away.Does anyone have any idea what these symptoms could be?
Avatar m tn Hello, The various possibilities for popping,clicking joints are a cartilage tear or rotator cuff tear that is rubbing with the joint,arthrosis or degeneration of the joint and arthritis esp osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.More harmless is clicking of joints due to relatively lax joint capsules, that allows more than a usual amount of movement. Try stretching your joints if you don’t like cracking them as often and pls do stretches that stretch the ligaments around those joints.
1091845 tn?1263165600 my one leg is much worse than the other and on this side I too have pain down into my foot...the foot will burn but not the leg/legs....with the legs its more of a tightness/muscle spasm feeling and the non stop ache... (hey I too need SPELL CHECK, you are NOT alone here either!) I have discribed my leg pain as they feel like they are encased in cement...maybe more accurate is they feel like they are CEMENT...heavy,hard to bend, and SOLID...
Avatar f tn Had another MRI three weeks ago that showed the same mild plantar fasciitis and now the bone marrow edema in four bones of the foot. The fracture seems to have healed, which is good, but the pain is still here! He is now saying he thinks the pain is from the plantar fasciitis. He told me to take Advil twice a day and stretch and ice my foot again! He did not seem worked up at all by the marrow edema. He said that it is just fatty edema and that some people just have it!
Avatar n tn Hi Staley, Flatfoot, is a deformity of the foot in which the normal medial longitudinal arch of the foot has been lost. What type of flat foot have you been diagnosed with? Is it a rigid or flexible variety? I think it is flexible flatfoot for you (as per your description), which lacks an arch only when patient is weight bearing, not when non weight bearing or toe-standing.
Avatar f tn neuritis of the plantar branch of the posterior tibial nerve. wear orthotics in your shoes. this can help take the pressure off the nerve.
Avatar n tn It sounds like you may have an OCD (osteochondral defect) of the talus bone (which is a defect in the cartilage). Pain is usually felt in the front of the ankle. Worsens when going down stairs or standing on toes. X-rays and bone scans would be negative for this finding...however, an MRI would reveal a defect. If this test is normal..you probably have ligament/soft tissue pain which are close to the boney areas of the ankle. If this is the case, I would get a cortisone injection.
Avatar f tn Thus it is seen in fractures, ligament injuries, bone bruises (injury to bone without a fracture), synovitis (inflammation of the synovial membrane that lines the joints), osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, ischemia (decreased blood flow) and tumors. So, if the boots and cast were too tight or rubbing against a particular portion of foot, then repeated friction can cause bone marrow edema. However, all other causes to need to be ruled out. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!
Avatar f tn They are formed on each side from elements of the lumbar nerve roots, and runs beneath the piriformis region in the pelvis, exiting the pelvis at the greater sciatic foramen, where it runs down the back of the thigh to an area just above the knee. Here it divides into the tibial and fibular nerves. This is why sciatic pain is often felt in many areas -- the lower back, the buttocks and groin, the back of the leg, and the knee.
Avatar f tn Where most people get bunions my foot gets painful and red and from the back of my great toe straight back on top of my foor I get a throbbing pain and sometimes I can't even stand the sheet to touch my foot. Now the other one is starting off and on to hurt. I have been diagnosed with high risk osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. I am wondering if I could have fractured the metatarsals(if thats what they are in the foot) or can it be arthritis causing this burning terrible pain.
Avatar n tn Of course, I must recommend that you see a podiatrist who can take Xrays of your feet in the office. It is essential that the doctor look at the bones in your feet. Since you have "knock knees", I am assuming that you are female. Many women have that condition, and it CAN affect the ankles and feet. It is possible that you have something like osteoarthritis (or "wear and tear" arthritis).