Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis that results from the breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. There are many non-surgical and non-medicinal options for managing pain and improving joint function with OA.
Depending on the joints affected, the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis 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.
Osteoarthritis 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 osteoarthritis. Icing the joints can help reduce the swelling, as can medication. Physiotherapy can reduce symptoms and improve range of motion.