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Don't Let Foot Arthritis Slow You Down: 5 Effective Relief Strategies

Arthritis often conjures images of achy hips, knees, and hands. But this condition can impact any joint, including those in your feet, ankles, and toes. The good news? There are various treatment options that can significantly improve your quality of life.

For this post, the team at CarePlus Foot and Ankle Specialists will provide five fast tips for pain relief and overall management. We hope they keep you mobile and pain-free for whatever’s next on the road ahead!

Taking Charge of Foot Arthritis

All of the options below can help you step toward arthritis relief, and they’re achievable without resorting to serious, invasive interventions, such as surgery.

Don't wait for pain to limit your mobility. Annual podiatrist checkups ensure early detection of changes and allow your doctor to assess the effectiveness of any orthotics or braces you're using.

Supportive and comfortable shoes with good arch support are essential for foot arthritis. Choose wider shoes to avoid putting undue pressure on bunions or calluses, and ditch high heels if your big toe is affected while wearing them.

Regular exercise, including stretches for your Achilles tendon, toes, and balls of your feet, can significantly improve mobility and flexibility, making life with foot arthritis easier.

A relaxing foot massage can work wonders for pain relief, soothing tension while relieving aches. Focus on squeezing the balls of your feet and toes, working your way down.

Many people find significant relief from custom orthotics. These inserts help distribute weight more evenly across your feet and address misalignments, meaning more comfort and less pain overall.

The Best Step of All

If you have foot arthritis that’s constantly aching and slowing you down, one option wins out over all the others: Contacting Dr. Hubert Lee and his team at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, to schedule a visit! You can schedule an appointment online or by calling us at 425-455-0936. We look forward to seeing you soon and treating your feet with expert care!

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Dr. Hubert Lee

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