Arthritis is characterized by the inflammation of the lining and cartilage of the body’s joints, and is a major cause of back and shoulder pain. In many cases, when foot-related, wearing a light weight supportive shoe will enable people to walk and exercise with minimal pain.

There are many different types of Arthritis. Osteoarthritis, Gout, and Rheumatoid, and as many causes. Heredity plays a major role along with bacterial and viral infections. Forefoot problems such as hammer toes, claw toes, bunions, and mallet toes often develop as a result of arthritis.

Pain may develop in the ankle and heel area due in part to the erosion of the joints in the ankle. Choose light weight, extra depth shoes with removable insoles to accommodate orthotics and which allow space for toe movement and swelling.

Rocker soles help to facilitate walking and reduce pain at the ball of the foot. Forefoot supports such as gel toe caps, shields, and toe straighteners are helpful to reduce pain as well.

Arthritis – Arthritis affects are feet is so many ways. This short Video will help educate you on how arthritis affects your feet and how our Canadian Pedorthist at Fosters Shoes can assist those who have arthritis in their feet.