There are many ways to treat arthritis in your feet. Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications are often prescribed and will help alleviate the pain as well as reduce swelling. Another conservative treatment option is to apply an ice pack or take a contrast baths (which use alternating cold and hot water to reduce inflammation). This will help reduce inflammation and control the symptoms for a short period of time.
As for your shoes, a stiff-soled shoe with a rocker or roller bottom design will help alleviate the symptoms. This shoe supports the foot when you walk and reduces the amount of bend in the big toe.
We also have a treatment option called Microvas, which decreases inflammation and pain. If the damage is severe, surgery may be required.
Call our office today to see which treatment option is best for you!