Arthritic Foot Care

What is Arthritis and
how does it affect the feet?

Arthritis is a group of conditions characterized by inflammation in one or more joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling. In the feet, arthritis can significantly impact mobility and quality of life, as each foot contains more than 30 joints susceptible to the condition.

What are the signs and symptoms of Arthritis?

  • Joint pain and tenderness
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Stiffness and reduced range of motion
  • Warmth in the joints
  • Difficulty standing, walking, or bearing weight

Arthritis FAQ

The most common types include osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disease), and gout (caused by a buildup of uric acid).

While there is no cure for arthritis, there are many treatment options available to manage symptoms, improve joint function, and enhance quality of life.

Treatments may include medication for pain and inflammation, orthotic devices to support the joints, physical therapy, lifestyle changes such as weight management, and in severe cases, surgery.

Orthotic devices, including custom shoe inserts and braces, can help redistribute pressure away from affected joints, provide support, and reduce pain during activities.

Consult a healthcare provider if you experience persistent joint pain, swelling, or stiffness in the feet, or if these symptoms significantly interfere with daily activities and mobility.

For a proper diagnosis and recommended treatment plan, we suggest you consult with a podiatrist for professional help and care.