Approximately one fourth of American adults have foot pain.For those who have arthritis, their chances of suffering from foot pain increases. Fifty percent of Americans over the age of 65 suffer from arthritic foot pain. There are different types of arthritis that a person could have.. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a common form that can affect the small joints of the feet. People with the condition often develop corns, bunions, and hammertoe.
Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, contact Dr. Robert J. Kaplan of Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Arthritic Foot Care
Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation of different joints in your body, such as in your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. On top of this, swelling and stiffness in the affected joints can also be a common symptom of arthritis.
In many cases, wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen the effects and pain of arthritis. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet feel more comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with proper arch support that contour to your feet can help immensely.
Alleviating Arthritic Pain
- Exercises that stretch the foot can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility
- Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications
- Massages can help to temporarily alleviate pain.
It is best to see your doctor for the treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions vary, and a podiatrist can help you determine the right method of care for your feet.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Easton, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.