Arthritis is a disabling disease that affects nearly 40 million Americans. It is characterized by inflammation of the cartilage and the lining of the body's joints. Symptoms include swelling in one or more joints, recurring pain or tenderness in any joint, redness or heat in a joint, limitation in motion of a joint, early morning stiffness, and skin changes including rashes and growths. The three types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis,and gouty arthritis. Because each foot contains 33 joints and bears a tremendous amount of weight and pressure, feet may be more susceptible to arthritis than other parts of the body.
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