Arthritis means, 'pain within a joint.' There are 28 bones and more than 30 joints in the foot. Ligaments are what keep the bones and joints in place.
Depending on the joints affected, the signs and symptoms of arthritis of the foot can vary. Common symptoms include tenderness, restricted motion, swelling, foot deformities, and soreness in the soles and heels of the feet when walking.
Arthritis is a condition that can develop at any age, typically caused by regular wear and tear. Should it develop, simple tasks like walking and balancing may become difficult and painful.
Custom Orthotics can be specifically designed to treat Arthritis. Icing the joints can help reduce the swelling, as can medication. Physiotherapy can reduce symptoms and improve range of motion.