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Arthritis

Arthritis is an inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, generally accompanied by an increase in the fluid in the joints. Arthritis is a disabling and occasionally crippling disease common in people over 50.

Some forms of arthritis like Rheumatoid appear to be hereditary; the most common form Osteo arthritis is simply caused by ‘wear and tear’.

The prevalence of arthritis increases with age, because the ‘wear and tear’ accumulates over time.

The feet are highly susceptible to arthritis as each foot has 33 joints that must carry us our whole life. The development of arthritis in the feet can result in a loss of mobility, pain during walking or exercise, constant ache’s (tired bones) and joint deformity.

Early diagnosis and early intervention are the best way to relief symptoms and prevent permanent damage.