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Can Hemochromatosis cause foot pain?
Thank you for contacting us. Hemochromatosis, also called "iron overload disease," is a condition in which too much iron builds up in the body. While the body needs iron, too much of it is detrimental. We are not familiar with this as a common or widespread foot-related condition, but one of the symptoms associated with hemochromatosis is generalized joint pain. Since the feet have multiple joints, it is possible that hemachromatosis could produce pain in the joints of the feet and ankles. Your best bet for dealing with the pain and to find out more about it is to consult your primary care physician (or a specialist if you are under the care of one). You can learn more about the condition at this link on the web site of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/liver-disease/hemochromatosis. We hope this information is helpful to you.