Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disease that affects the joint and can be especially difficult when it causes foot pain. There are several different treatments that you can attempt to try and relieve your rheumatoid arthritis pain.
Common Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Foot Pain
You can get several medications prescribed by a doctor. These medications can usually help to prevent some of the inflammation and pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Steroid injections can also help to reduce inflammation. However, too many injections can lead to the damage of the foot’s tissue. Only use steroid injections for a short time period.
Stretching and exercising the foot can also help patients deal with rheumatoid arthritis in their foot. Physical therapy can help to strengthen the joints and can also make it easier for a patient to walk and do other exercises.
Comfortable and Supportive Shoes/Orthodics
What you wear on your feet can affect your rheumatoid arthritis. You should wear comfortable shoes that will support your feet. This will make it more comfortable to walk. Avoid high heels.
In addition, you could also get orthotics, or shoe inserts, for your shoes. Orthotics can help to relieve painful pressure that patients can experience with rheumatoid arthritis foot pain. Sometimes orthotics can be covered by your insurance, so you may want to review your health coverage.
This type of treatment involves custom braces or splints made to fit the foot or ankle. These can help to stabilize the foot and alleviate mild or moderate pain.
It is important to talk with your doctor about all of your options before you decide on a treatment for your rheumatoid arthritis foot pain. Together, you will be able to determine which treatment could work best for you and your condition. Certain factors such as overall health, age, or lifestyle will also determine which treatment you could use.
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