Mid foot arthritis

Sandy302 Member Posts: 3
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:10 in Living with arthritis

Hi, I have had mid foot arthritis in both feet for about a year (as well as in my knees and hands). My consultant said fusion is not possible as the arthritis is extensive and painkillers are the only option. I am finding walking extremely painful and am hoping to gain some useful advice from anyone in this group, as I fear my mobility is rapidly deteriorating.


  • noddingtonpete
    noddingtonpete Moderator Posts: 826

    Hello @SandyBirch and welcome to the Community. We are a friendly and supportive group and I hope that will be your experience as well.

    I understand that you have arthritis in your feet, knees and hands and fear that you mobility is decreasing. We have a lot of useful resources on our website which might be of help. For example

    Also have a look at the following videos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNxyYCaQbFw (hand),

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMkxh1Alz2A&t=77s (knee)

    and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWGGQYPWPX0&t=6s (foot)

    Hope this helps and I am sure others will connect with you to share their support and experiences as well.

    With very best wishes

    Peter (moderator)

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  • Celia8
    Celia8 Member Posts: 2

    Hi Sandy

    I joined the forum today, have had knee osteo for a long long time but got diagnosed with mid-foot osteo last year and it has really hit me too and made me feel quite sad about how much my foot pain interferes with what I can do. Let's get through this together!

  • Sandy302
    Sandy302 Member Posts: 3

    Thank you, Peter, I'll look at those links.

    Celia, sorry to hear you are also suffering. I expect mid foot arthritis is very common, but until I started with it, I had no idea how debilitating it could be! In the past week, on the advice of the pharmacist, I've been taking 400mg Ibuprofen and 500mg Paracetamol on waking with a cup of tea, staying in bed for 30 minutes followed by a hot shower and then I get quite a good start to the day. It's wears off in the afternoon, but means I can actually get stuff done in the morning!

  • Moira
    Moira Member Posts: 71

    If you can ask to see a physio there are easy exercises that will help along with your pain killers. They do help. I do some every day.

    Some days are better than others and that seems the nature of the disease. Gone are my dancing days!!!!

    Good luck.