Non-operative foot & ankle arthritis treatment

Foot and ankle arthritis can cause stiff and painful joints from bones rubbing against each other. Exercise and medication are the first steps to treating it.

Getting regular exercise can help arthritis symptoms. Get guidance from your doctor or a physical therapist about exercises that will help your specific arthritis.

Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs can help reduce the pain and inflammation of arthritis. If the over-the-counter versions aren’t strong enough, your doctor may give you a prescription medicine. If those don’t work, a steroid injection may be given directly into the joint.

Special shoes can help make it easier and less painful to walk. The specific type of shoe you need will depending on where you have arthritis and what your symptoms are, so ask your doctor for recommendations.

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