I have pains in my feet

I am 31 years old. I have pains in both feet every morning. In addition, If I sit or stand, my left leg swells up. Kindly tell me what to do.

Maria (by SMS)


From your complaints, you are likely to have a case of inflammation of your bone joints beginning from your hips to your knees and other bones. This is called arthritis. Although this condition is usually more common in the aged, it can also occur in the young when a faulty immune system attacks the patient’s body (auto immune causes). This again can be a result of factors such as genetics, the environment and hormones. A proper examination involving Blood tests and X-rays will be required. Meanwhile, the use of anti inflammatory drugs which can be accessed from any reputable pharmacy as well as daily exercises such as walking are suggested.