Did you know that OrthoSole insoles can help to reduce foot pain in people who have developed arthritis – and specifically osteoarthritis – in their feet?
Here, we describe the signs and symptoms of foot-related arthritis and run you through a few tried-and-tested treatment options – including wearing customisable orthotic inserts, like the ones available from OrthoSole!
What is arthritis, and how can it affect your feet?
Arthritis in its most common form, osteoarthritis, causes the cartilage between your bones to wear down over time. This leads to stiff, swollen, tender and often painful joints that are hard to move.
Some people report feeling popping, cracking and grating sensations in the areas that are most affected, and it’s not unusual for bone spurs to form around the joints in the body that have lost much of their protective cushioning. The pain associated with arthritis and osteoarthritis tends to be worse during activity or at the very end of the day.
It’s thought that up to 8.5 million people in the UK alone are suffering from joint pain as a result of osteoarthritis, and as many as half of people aged 65 and over have evidence of the condition.
Osteoarthritis predominantly affects the hands, knees, hips and spine – but some sufferers do experience pain in their feet, and report swollen ankles and toes.