rheumatoid arthritis of the feet
Last reviewed 01/2018
The ankles and feet are almost as common a site for affliction by rheumatoid arthritis as at the wrist and hands. The classical three stages of rheumatoid pathology - synovitis, destruction and deformity - occur in feet joints as elsewhere.
The pathology of rheumatoid arthritis of the feet may be considered in two clinical presentations:
- involving the ankle and hindfoot
- involving the forefoot