Hi I would appreciate some advice on my newly diagnosed arthritis. Up until now I have been fortunate enough to enjoy fairly good health. I am 48 and have always had jobs that involve a lot of activity my present one being a TA in a nursery class at a primary school. The last few weeks I have suffered pain in the arch of my left foot mostly after a period of activity and then rest on getting up again. I consulted my doctor who has diagnosed arthritis.
I have a high instep and as a result of that I have hammer toes so buying shoes is a bit of a nightmare anyway and now I have tried insoles and my shoes are even tighter.
Where do I go from her? Are there any pills I can take to ease the pain. My doctor sent me away with no midication advice and simply told me my shoes were giving me no support. They are clarkes so I am surprised.
Will the pain get worse? Will I be able to continue working and will I start to get this elsewhere?
I am feeling confused and a little scared.
Thank you for reading this