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Arthritis affects the musculoskeletal system, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints. Depending on the type of arthritis you have, the condition may be characterized by worn or damaged cartilage, a lack of synovial fluid around the joint and cartilage, autoimmunity (your immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue), infection, or a combination of symptoms. Arthritis is the main cause of disability among people over 55 years of age in industrialized countries. Some forms of arthritis can affect people at a young age, however. Arthritis is not a single disease – it is a term that encompasses over 100 medical conditions. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and septic arthritis are some forms of arthritis that can be found in the foot. The physicians at Ankle & Foot of Edmonds can diagnose and treat the specific type of arthritis you have.


Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative arthritis, is...

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