I've recently been diagnosed with OA after a year of increasing pain and swelling on both ankles, they told me I have OA in my big toe joints which has bent my feet out of shape and dropped my arches completely. I now have increasing pain in my big toes now and they seem to be swelling up so wearing shoes is getting uncomfortable. I'm getting some insoles specially made as the last ones made me in more pain so hopefully they might help?
I'm going for an MRI in 2 weeks on my spine as they suspect I may have some inflammation on my spine, but I keep telling myself my back pain is probably just due to walking funny with these dodgy feet.
I guess especially from reading other posts on the forum, I'm feeling a bit scared about how my feet are going to degenerate and how quickly that could take. Is there any guidance on that or is it just so different for every person that it is too difficult to say?