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Health Tip: What's Behind My Foot Arthritis?

(HealthDay News) -- The stiffness and pain that accompany arthritis are particularly noticable when they affect the feet.

Here are possible reasons behind foot arthritis, courtesy of the American Podiatric Medical Association:

  • Foot injuries, particularly if they were not treated properly.

  • Viral or bacterial infections that affect the joints.

  • Inflammatory bowel disease.

  • Prescribed medications or use of illegal drugs.

  • An autoimmune disease.

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