Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Effect My Feet?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease involving the immune system, in which joints undergo inflammation causing pain and stiffness which can be especially problematic in the feet and ankles.
The feet may serve as a reliable indicator for signs of rheumatoid arthritis at its early stages and the condition of an individual’s immune system. For example, the ankle is composed of several joints and generally responsible for the stability of the body while standing upright. Any signs of stiffness, swelling, and pain in the ankle may indicate that this foot area may need treatment in order to prevent further deterioration.
Indiana Podiatry Group is here for all of your foot and ankle needs, but you have to take the first step. The good news is that it’s not a painful one! Simply give us a call. You can reach us (317) 773-7787 and our staff will be glad to help!