arthritis in the feet

Arthritis in the Feet: Symptoms, Causes, Solutions

Do you suffer from foot pain, stiffness, or swelling? You might be dealing with arthritis in the feet. This common condition affects the cartilage and lining of the joints, causing inflammation and discomfort. With 28 bones and over 30 joints, the feet are particularly vulnerable to arthritis.

Symptoms of Arthritis in the Feet

  • Pain or tenderness in the joints
  • Stiffness or reduced motion
  • Swelling around the affected joints
  • Difficulty walking or maintaining balance

Causes of Foot Arthritis

  • Wear and tear over time (osteoarthritis)
  • Autoimmune disorders (rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Injury or trauma to the foot joints

Arthritis treatments depend on the severity of the arthritis but a good starting point is to have shoes that are comfortable and support your foot. It is important to have smooth internal seams which will prevent irritation and rubbing on sore joints. You may want to try an insole such as our Triad ¾ length insole which is anatomically designed to provide maximum comfort and support. They are made with Poron® which provides superior performance and shock absorption, resulting in less shock to the feet and joints. Poron® also provides superb resistance to abrasion and friction.

Woman suffering from Arthritis

Arthritis treatments depend on the severity of the arthritis but check out the steps for arthritis relief below:

  1. Comfortable and Supportive Shoes
    Invest in shoes with smooth internal seams to prevent irritation on sore joints. Look for footwear that provides ample cushioning and arch support.
  2. Shock-Absorbing Insoles – Triad ¾ Length Insoles
    These anatomically designed insoles feature Poron® technology for superior shock absorption, reducing the impact on your feet and joints. Poron® also resists abrasion and friction.
  3. Pressure-Relieving Gels – Profoot SoftGel Range
    Designed to prevent friction and relieve pressure on tender areas, the SoftGel collection includes:
  • Toe Protector: Cushions and moisturises toes while reducing friction.
  • Toe Spreader: Aligns the first and second toes, helping to reduce bunion pain associated with foot arthritis.

Additional Tips

Don’t let arthritis in the feet slow you down. Explore our selection of arthritis-friendly footwear and insoles to find relief and improve your mobility.

Some Profoot products to help with Arthritic Foot Care: