Most often, rheumatoid arthritis or RA affects the hands and feet, but, less commonly, it can also affect the ankles.
The condition typically impacts on smaller joints first, such as the toe joints in the foot. It may then move to larger joints, such as the ankles. RA in the ankles can impede walking and cause considerable discomfort.
In this article, we take a close look at how RA affects the ankles, including the symptoms, and how people can relieve pain and swelling.