Foot Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition that can occur at any age. Arthritis means “pain within a joint.” There are 28 bones and more than 30 joints in the foot. Ligaments are what keep the bones and joints in place. Should arthritis develop in one or more of these joints, simple tasks like walking and balancing may become difficult and very painful.

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You will see a certified pedorthist who specializes in foot mechanics,
conditions, and conservative treatments.

Symptoms

Depending on the joints affected, the signs and symptoms of arthritis of the foot will vary. Common symptoms include tenderness, restricted motion, swelling, foot deformities, and soreness in the soles and heels of the feet when walking.

Treatment

There are several different types of treatment for treating pain that arthritis may cause. The treatment may depend on the location, type and degree of pain that arthritis may cause in the foot.

  • Medication to help reduce the swelling (ie: pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs)
  • Custom orthotics specifically designed for those with Arthritis. These orthotics offer balance between support and cushioning to provide maximum comfort. Find out more about Kintec’s orthotics.
  • Shoes with shock-absorbing rubber soles and supportive heels and soles.
  • Custom Shoes for Arthritis. Some helpful features include: stiff soles, rocker bottom, and spacious toe boxes to accommodate swollen toes.
  • Physiotherapy and exercises are one of the best ways to reduce symptoms and improve the range of motion in the joints.
  • Icing your feet will help reduce the swelling and helps to maintain and improve range of motion.
  • Weight control
  • Surgery if arthritis does not respond to non-surgical treatments or home care

What’s the next step?

See a doctor and based on your medical history, symptoms, and examination results, he/she can prescribe the proper treatment for you and the arthritis pain in your feet.

For more reading on Arthritis, read more from Kintec:

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