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Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot: Symptoms, Complications & Treatment

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune response affecting the small joints of the hands and feet.  This autoimmune response triggers the body to attack its own tissues including bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons causes overactivity of the synovium.  When the synovium is acting properly it provides lubrication to the joint allowing the bones to smoothly slide on top of each other.  Overactivity of the synovium causes inflammation and damage to the joint and surrounding supportive tissue.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot

  1. Pain (commonly on the ball of the foot, toes, or ankles)
  2. Swelling
  3. Joint stiffness
  4. Difficulty walking
  5. Appearance of deformities
  6. Rheumatoid nodules of the foot

Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot

  1. Weakened ligaments may lead to joint deformities
  2. Softening of the bone may lead to stress fractures and collapse of the bone
  3. Dislocated toe joints
  4. Flatfoot deformity

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot

ASTR treats foot rheumatoid arthritis in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances, scar tissue, trigger points, fascia restrictions, inflammation, posture, body mechanics which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for foot rheumatoid arthritis.

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