Feet hurt &swell when I sit & try to get up my knees hurt. My knees ankles & feet can't hold me and it hurts so bad.

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Have you seen a doctor and got your condition diagnosed? Are you obese? It seems to me that you may have degenerative arthritis, which is also called osteoarthritis. It means that the joint bones are impaired chronically, which causes the pain and swelling. This condition is treated by a bone doctor or a rheumatologist.

It is called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. 

Factors that can increase your risk of osteoarthritis include:

  • Older age. The risk of osteoarthritis increases with age.
  • Sex. Women are more likely to develop osteoarthritis, though it isn't clear why.
  • Obesity. Carrying extra body weight contributes to osteoarthritis in several ways, and the more you weigh, the greater your risk. Increased weight adds stress to weight-bearing joints, such as your hips and knees. Also, fat tissue produces proteins that can cause harmful inflammation in and around your joints.
  • Joint injuries. Injuries, such as those that occur when playing sports or from an accident, can increase the risk of osteoarthritis. Even injuries that occurred many years ago and seemingly healed can increase your risk of osteoarthritis.
  • Repeated stress on the joint. If your job or a sport you play places repetitive stress on a joint, that joint might eventually develop osteoarthritis.
  • Genetics. Some people inherit a tendency to develop osteoarthritis.
  • Bone deformities. Some people are born with malformed joints or defective cartilage.
  • Certain metabolic diseases. These include diabetes and a condition in which your body has too much iron (hemochromatosis).

Osteoarthritis can't be reversed, but treatments can reduce pain and help you move better.

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