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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen 4 Types of Arthritis that Can Affect Your Feet | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT
Daniel Phan, D.P.M.

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

4 Types of Arthritis that Can Affect Your Feet

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we treat many patients who are suffering from joint issues in their ankles and feet. It may surprise you to know that there are over 100 types of disorders that fall under the umbrella of arthritis. Below are four of the most common kinds that impact your feet.

  1. Osteoarthritis—this is the most common type of arthritis and also the kind patients are most familiar with. A chronic condition, also known as “wear and tear” arthritis, it occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones breaks down as a result of aging and overuse. Osteoarthritis is often experienced in the big toe and also the mid foot and the ankle.
  2. Gout—when too much uric acid builds up in the bloodstream it can crystallize in the joints causing extreme pain and swelling. The big toe joint is often the first target. Purines, of which uric acid is a byproduct, can be found in certain foods like shellfish, red meat, organ meats, beer, brandy and red wine. Patients who have a gout attack may need to avoid these triggers.
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis—a much more serious form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis is a complex chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the thin membrane lining the joints. It frequently impacts that small joints of the feet and can lead to secondary conditions like hammertoe, corns and bunions.
  4. Juvenile arthritis—over 300,000 infants, children and teens have arthritis. In youth under the age of 16, symptoms of swelling and pain in the joints of the feet and ankles are possible signs of juvenile arthritis.

If you experience any of the symptoms of arthritis—joint pain, stiffness, swelling, redness or heat surrounding a joint, limited range of motion—contact our Aberdeen office for an appointment by calling: 732-566-2841. Our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin and Dr. Jessica A. Addeo, will evaluate your feet and ankles and determine if arthritis is the source of your discomfort.

Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing 4 Types of Arthritis that Can Affect Your Feet, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen