Arthritic foot treatment

Arthritic foot care depends on the type, location and severity of the arthritis. There are many treatment options for arthritis that affects the foot.

Arthritic foot care treatment options include:

  • Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and swelling
  • Physical therapy and exercises
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Weight control
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Steroid medication injected into the joint
  • Shoe inserts and orthotics including pads and arch supports
  • Custom-made shoes
  • Use of assistive devices