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Health Tip: Caring for Foot Arthritis

Health Tip: Caring for Foot Arthritis

Here are non-surgical options

(HealthDay News) -- The pain and stiffness of arthritis, America's leading cause of disability, can be a real pain in the foot.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests these non-surgical options for foot arthritis:

  • Take anti-inflammatory medication to ease swelling and pain.
  • Use arch supports, pads or shoe inserts.
  • Use custom-made shoes.
  • Use a cane or brace.
  • Get exercise, including physical therapy.
  • Lose any excess weight.

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