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Toe Problems and Arthritis

Tuesday, 01 November 2022 00:00

Anyone who suffers from arthritis likely knows that their condition can significantly affect their feet in many different ways. If you are living with arthritis, it might be helpful to be aware of how this condition can impact your toes. For example, arthritis may affect the joints of the toes, particularly the big toe. Also, swelling around the toe joints can occur. Restricted motion of the big toe may also be a symptom of your arthritis. Perhaps the big toe is stuck in a position and moving it can be difficult. It is also important to note that many different kinds of arthritis can affect the toes. Notably, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and other kinds of arthritis can impact the toes. If you suffer from arthritis, schedule an appointment with a podiatrist today for guidance.

Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, contact John Killough, DPM from Regional Foot Center. 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 the inflammation of different joints in your body, such as those in your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. In addition to 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 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 offices located in Charleston and Effingham, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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