Common Foot Problems: Arthritis in the Feet
Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain and swelling. This common ailment affects over 43 million people in the United States alone. Arthritis in the feet can make it hard to enjoy life and its every day activities. When the Shoe Fits can help by providing footwear solutions that offer the comfort and support required to treat the feet. (Come in to one of our four locations to have an expert fit you with an appropriate pair of comfort shoes.)
There are 66 foot and ankle joints in your feet that all work together to handle the tremendous job of weight-bearing. When arthritis occurs in the feet, it can result in a painful loss of mobility. and independence.
When the Shoe Fits provides clients with onsite Certified Pedorthists as well as qualified footwear specialists who are knowledgeable about working with you and your doctor to assist you with your unique footwear needs. Forefoot problems such as hammer toes, claw toes, mallet toes, and bunions often result from arthritis. Because of the complexity of your feet, footwear plays an incredibly important role in maintaining comfort and the active lifestyle of someone suffering from arthritis.
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When the Shoe Fits can provide you with a shoe and orthosis-solution insert that will accommodate the sensitive areas of your foot while also providing comfort and support. We can also modify the shoe and orthosis insert to reduce movement in the painful joints while providing a range of motion through the shoe. We carry a broad range of comfort brands, thus we can offer you a wonderful selection of shoes combined with solutions footwear to address your individual needs.