Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Joints

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 Physiotherapist - Kinesiologist, talks about osteoarthritis of the foot and ankle joint. Always talk to your Rheumatologist about any questions

 Physiotherapist - Kinesiologist, talks about osteoarthritis of the foot and ankle joint. Always talk to your Rheumatologist about any questions

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Video title: Osteoarthritis of the foot and ankle joints Author: Mr. Bradley Vance, MPT, BSc., Kinesiologist,

Presenter: Mr. Bradley Vance, Physiotherapist, Surrey, BC

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Quiz: Do You Understand Osteoarthritis?

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1

Osteoarthritis is sometimes called “wear-and-tear” arthritis.

Explanation:

Osteoarthritis causes the joints to wear down over time. This causes the bones to rub against each other and damages joints.

2

In many cases, osteoarthritis symptoms are reduced after sitting or sleeping.

Explanation:

Many patients experience increased joint pain and swelling after sitting or sleeping. Doctors believe that this may be due to changes in the levels of hormones and cytokines in the body.

3

Osteoarthritis is most common in patients over the age of 45.

Explanation:

Although it can occur at earlier or later ages, osteoarthritis is most common in women over the age of 45.

4

Surgical options are always recommended for osteoarthritis of the foot or ankle.

Explanation:

There are non-surgical and surgical treatment options for osteoarthritis of the foot or ankle. Surgical treatment options include arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement surgery and fusion surgery. Non-surgical treatments include anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid injections, weight control and physical therapy.

5

Osteoarthritis of the foot most commonly occurs in the pinky toe.

Explanation:

Osteoarthritis of the foot most commonly occurs in the big toe. It can also occur in the ankle, feet, hands, hips, knees and spine.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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