Arthritis in Feet
Arthritis in Feet is pain, inflammation, and swelling of the joints in the toes and feet and is usually accompanied by tenderness to the touch and painful standing or movement. You will most likely experience severe pain in one foot, sometimes both feet, particularly when you try to flex or straighten it, put any weight on it (or accidentally roll over on it when we’re sleeping and twist it while walking on an uneven surface). Foot Arthritis is one of the most common areas for arthritis to show up in.
Since you use your feet frequently to stand and walk, and also it being the lowest point on your body where fluid accumulates, it can cause chronic inflammation over time if your body is too acidic. It can also happen if you have bone spurs, calcium deposits, infection or have scar tissue that has formed in your foot joints. The most common types of arthritis in the foot are osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis) and rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory arthritis.)
Arthritis Foot Pain
What causes Arthritis Foot Pain? As we age, and particularly when we reach the middle years (ages 40 and above) our tissues and bodily structures (especially joints) tend to break down faster than it can be repaired without arthritis treatment and appropriate supplementation. You may hear cracking and popping noises more frequently than you have before because of joint inflammation and worn off cartilage tissue in your feet.
Bone spurs can form if the damage is left untreated too long, as the bone on bone grinding causes uneven cartilage wear. Bone moving across bone or damaged cartilage can cause severe arthritis foot pain and crackling type noises when you move your foot. Calcium deposits there (sometimes heavy metals) accumulate as it becomes inflamed and your body tries to repair it. Foot arthritis pain can make simple tasks like walking to the bathroom rather difficult as one wrong touch can send pain shooting up to our brains, and then we’re left with a red throbbing foot.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Feet
Rheumatoid Arthritis Feet is caused by your immune system being compromised and attacking your own healthy joints. Over 90% of people that are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis will develop Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) symptoms in their feet and ankles. RA symptoms usually appears first in the toes and then moves from the front of the foot to the back of the foot and then up to your ankles. Other inflammatory arthritis types that affect the feet and ankles include gout, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an inflammatory type of arthritis (causes severe and painful inflammation) that affects many joints at once, unlike Osteoarthritis which usually happens on one joint or a pair. It is caused by your immune system being unbalanced and compromised, so it mistakenly now starts attacking your body’s healthy joints. Stealth viruses and an overly acidic body can cause your immune system to become out of whack, see How to Boost Your Immune System to stop this from happening to you and keep your immune system properly balanced and working for you instead of against you.
An RA attack can be triggered by taking prescription medicines (side effects), being exposed to chemicals, heavy metals contamination, antibiotic use or chemical toxins that negatively affect the immune system like fluoride, chlorine, and pesticides. For more information on how this happens and what you can do to potentially reverse it naturally see: Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment.
Osteoarthritis Foot is caused by excess wear and tear in your feet joints, from performing excess repetitive moments, sports injury and having too acidic a body. Arthritis is a chronic disease that affects your joints. And since your feet have 33 joints it is no shock that your feet are a primary target for arthritis in the feet. Osteoarthritis or “wear and tear” arthritis becomes increasingly common as you reach 40 years of age and older, unlike Rheumatoid Arthritis which can happen in your younger years.
The pain is usually most common in the morning and after you get up from sitting or laying down. It tends to get better during the day (you’re more active) and worsens in the evening again. It happens because your joint cartilage become damaged by excess grinding, compression and by doing repetitive movements with your feet over time. It is common in athletes, professional drivers, runners and people who are on their feet for a long time, day in and day out. There is plenty you can do to stop and even reverse osteoarthritis in the feet if your joints are not yet fused together.
Natural Anti Inflammatory Herbs like turmeric, foods like pineapple, papaya and dark cherries, and eating alkaline foods can help greatly. Using system enzymes (like Heal N Soothe) can break up the scar tissue, bone spurs, excess calcium deposits, and damaged cartilage in your feet joints so you can actually heal. For more information on this type of wear and tear arthritis see: osteoarthritis treatment.
Treatment for Arthritis in Foot
Here is a natural Treatment for Arthritis in Foot that can help you relieve your arthritis foot pain, and even reverse your arthritis if your joints have not yet been permanently fused together:
- Natural Anti Inflammatory Supplements greatly help to reduce your pain, swelling and inflammation quickly
- Arthritis Pain Relief Cream is something you can rub on externally that will penetrate into the joints that are causing you pain and discomfort. Natural CBD Hemp Oil and Emu Oil Creams work really well for arthritis pain relief and increasing joint flexibility)
- System Enzymes – These enzymes break up scar tissue in your joints that make them inflexible. It can also help repair damaged torn cartilage, bone spurs and excess calcium deposits)
- Omega-3 Oils help cushion your joints and relieve inflammation naturally
- Pro Joint Plus – Joint rebuilding supplement that gives your body the nutrients to heal torn cartilage, reduce chronic inflammation, draw joint fluid into your joint socket and strengthen the whole joint socket so it can heal fully
Consider doing some arthritis exercise as it will take pressure off the joints and strengthen the whole foot. Use these exercises while you’re taking your arthritis supplements because it will draw the healing nutrients directly in to the affected area. For Foot Arthritis, as for arthritis in the lower extremities, I highly recommend taking ProJoint because of the powerful tissue regeneration capabilities it provides you. It has a specific growth factors that build new joint tissue along with other special pain relieving herbs and immune system balancers too.