Arthritis Foot Pain Relief

Arthritis Foot Pain Relief – Learn the various techniques to start relieving your arthritis foot pain at home! This is the simple & usable guide!


Arthritis Foot Pain Relief
Big Toe Arthritis.


Where Is Arthritis Foot Pain Relief Needed Most?



What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis Foot Pain Relief

Arthritis is simply inflammation of the joint. It does not specify what type of arthritis you are dealing with, there are actually many different types of arthritis that can be present.



The 4 Most Common Arthritides In The foot:

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  • Osteoarthritis.

This is the wear and tear arthritis seen in the >40-50+ generation. It is unlikely to experience it earlier. But that’s ok, if it is due to a traumatic injury (traumatic arthritis); the treatment will be the same.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis.

This is a systemic arthritis that affects many joints in the hands and feet. If you have only one or two joints that are sore, this is not you.

  • Traumatic arthritis.

This is the type of arthritis that lingers after a severe injury (broken bone). The mechanism of this arthritis is more similar to osteoarthritis, thus this treatment guide may be for you.

  • Gout.

If you wake up one morning and your big toe joint is throbbing and killing with 10/10 pain, then this is you! It almost always attacks the big toe joint exclusively (the acute version anyway).


Arthritis Foot Pain Relief @ HOME:

There are 3 stages to arthritis foot pain relief:

1)Decrease The Inflammation:

This must be done for approximately 1-2 weeks until the pain decreases.

  • Cryotherapy: Use ice on the painful joint for 15-20 minutes a couple times a day.
  • NSAIDs: Use these non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (like Ibuprofen)  to decrease the inflammation. Do this under the supervision of your physician.
  • Steroid Injection:If the pain is not getting better, see your podiatrist if pain is very resistant.
  • Over The Counter Orthotics: Get a rigid pair for approximately $25, this will greatly improve your foot stress! The best foot value you can possibly get!


2)Start Correcting The Cause:

Do this for a couple months and see if the joint pain is getting better.

  • Weight loss: Less weight means less stress on the joints.
  • Custom orthotics: These are a bit better than the over the counter orthotics ($25), but can be costly if not covered by insurance. But if you have insurance definitely get them, they are more durable and hold your foot better.
  • Stretching: **This is the most important thing you can do**. Learn plantar fascia, calf & hamstring stretches. This is the most important thing you can do to improve your foot biomechanics.


3)See The Podiatrist:

Even after the pain is gone, it is not a permanent solution. Something made that pain appear in the first place and it is a good idea to get it checked out & find the root cause of it.

  • Biomechanical Consult: Evaluate your entire bio-mechanical structure. See if you arthritis is caused by tight muscles, knees, hips or back?
  • Surgical Consult: Only a small percentage of people ever end up needing this, usually in very advanced disease.














Good luck with your Arthritis Foot Pain Relief!

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About the author

The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.