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Do you have trouble sleeping because of the pain or stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis ? Do you find that your RA causes the sleep disturbances or that the lack of sleep, maybe for other reasons like stress, cause your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms to worsen? What techniques, treatments have you used to help you sleep longer and more soundly? I find that inflammation and flares definitely disturb my sleep. It takes longer to fall asleep at night, I toss more and the stronger the pain, the more frequently I have nightmares, sometimes waking up several times. When I was very young, and my arthritis was most painful and active, I do remember having nightmares almost every night. I would toss and turn, getting very tangled and would often fall out of bed. I remember my mother putting up a railing to keep me in and also surrounding my bed with chairs (covered with pillows) to keep in. I wore night splints for years on a foot, one l...
Definition Alternative Names Causes of foot pain Information Question: What causes foot pain? Answer: Many things can cause foot pain . Wearing shoes that don't fit right is one of the most common reasons people (especially women) get foot problems such as calluses and bunions . With age, feet often grow wider. Also, being overweight can increase your chances of having foot problems or injuries. Go shopping for shoes in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest due to swelling . Heels on shoes shouldn't be higher than 1 inch. Shoes with a wide toe box can also lead to less problems to your feet. See also: Ankle pain Heel pain
Definition Ankle pain involves any discomfort in one or both ankles. Alternative Names Pain - ankle; Sprain - ankle; Ankle sprain Common Causes Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain. An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligaments, which connect bones to one another. In most cases, the ankle is twisted inward, causing small tears in the ligaments. The tearing leads to swelling and bruising, making it difficult to bear weight on the joint. In addition to ankle sprains, ankle pain can be caused by: Damage or swelling of tendons (which join muscles to bone) or cartilage (which cushions joints) Infection in the ankle joint Osteoarthritis , gout , rheumatoid arthritis , Reiter syndrome , and other types of arthritis Problems in areas near the ankle that can cause you to feel pain in the ankle include: Blockage of blood vessels in the leg Heel pain or injuries Nerve injuries (such as tarsal tunnel syndrome or sciatica )
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