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Q. What is Arthritis?

what is arthritis

A. Arthritis is painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints, which can worsen with age.

How's it related to feet?
Gout is one form of arthritis, and it can cause foot pain, especially in the big toe. Always consult your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment of foot pain.

Can shoes help?
You bet! If you're suffering from arthritis, comfort is key. Look for shoes that aren't too tight, and avoid styles that squeeze your toes (i.e. pointed shoes and high heels). A shoe with a thick, low heel (like a wedge) that puts your foot at a small, comfortable, natural angle is best, and it's also important to look for shoes with wide toe boxes, which is the area that surrounds your foot from the knuckle joints to the tips of your toes. Additionally, a shoe that is SADMERC and PDAC approved will help ensure the right fit, especially if you're looking for medical reimbursement.

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