Arthritis can affect any of the movable joints in the feet. This can result in foot deformities such as enlarged swollen joints or toes becoming crooked and causing problems when walking in shoes.
Pain associated with arthritic changes in the feet will vary with the type and duration of the condition. The pain may present with morning stiffness and limited joint movement, which increases on weight-bearing. Joint movements may be lost altogether due to bony deformity of the joints with resulting in limited movement and pain experienced with normal day-to-day activities.
It is important to recognise that arthritis can affect other areas of the body, which results in poor posture and restricted movements. It is sometimes difficult for the feet to operate correctly as weight-bearing structures that support and propel the body forwards, when some of the key joints such as the hips or shoulders are affected.
Our team of podiatrists can help pain and deformity caused by Arthritis. Ask for a biomechanical assessment today.