Can anyone recommend good pain relief for osteoarthritis in the feet
I struggle to walk because of arthritis in the feet - it is in the top of bones from the ankle to the little toe and the side of those bones
Every step I take is extremely painful
Hi @Keitha welcome to the Online Community.
I understand you are having trouble walking due to osteoarthritis in the feet, making the act of walking extremely painful. It must be utterly exhausting and debilitating with the constant pain.
Whilst you are waiting to see a consultant, it is quite important to keep the foot exercised in spite of the pain, strengthening your muscles and tendons, and nourishing the cartilage of your joints. Have you tried taking any pain killers to help things along, such as paracetamol?
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Don't know whether this will be of interest?
@Keitha I have osteoarthritis in both of my feet and have had for many years.
I find steroid injections work sometimes and don't work as well as other times.
Etoricoxib 90mg works for me helps reduce pain in my feet.
I have also had right big toe fusion which has also helped reduce the pain but it's a big op and takes time to recover.
Hope some of this information is of help to you.
Dear Keitha, pain in your feet is awful, isn't it. I hope by now that you have acquired much helpful information from earlier posts. Just to mention that I have quite a lot of foot problems, for which I am prescribed NHS Podiatry, which team includes an RA Podiatrist. They are extremely knowledgeable & helpful, and have fitted customised insoles. This service can be accessed privately; Patient Access/Info may be available via your surgery/Google. Or by any good, fully qualified podiatrist. Hope this helps. Best wishes.
Welcome to the site I understand the pain your in my son bought me a foot spa and a deep tissue massager and after I’ve done my routine with warm water soak then used the massager for 10 mins on each foot there’s no limit how long you want to soak your feet for that routine with painkillers does help me
hope you feel better soon
love Jona 😊
Thank you all for your help
things have got worse because yesterday morning when I got up I had pain in the bottom of my heel So that every step I take is painful so that every step I take is painful
Is that likely to be a product of osteo arthritis like the rest of my pain
I am waiting for a referral to an NHS podiatrist
It is so painful that I could pay privately but how do I find a good one in my area
Try the British Chiropody and Podiatry Association - https://bcha-uk.org/
I have found one and have booked an appointment