The Best Shoes for Arthritis in 2022

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is the inflammation of the joints, which can cause large amounts of pain and stiffness in your feet because each foot has 33 joints that can become affected by the disease

Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are many treatment options available. It is important to seek help early so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. With treatment, people with arthritis are able to manage pain, stay active, and live fulfilling lives, often without surgery.

Arthritis in toe joint 

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of arthritis of the foot vary, depending on which joint is affected. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain or tenderness
  • Stiffness or reduced motion
  • Swelling
  • Joint deformation
  • Difficulty walking due to any of the above
Arthritis joint and normal joint

Solutions

To help with your Achilles Tendonitis, our trained staff can provide you with custom solutions to help your pain, free of charge!

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Shoes for Arthritis

We carry a wide variety of comfort shoes and sandals for those who suffer the foot pain associated with arthritis and arthritic foot conditions:

HOKA Women's Bondi 7 Wide Lunar Rock / Black Iris

HOKA Bondi 7

Brooks Ghost 14 Shoe

Brooks Ghost 14

New Balance 990 shoe

New Balance 990

Our shoes will reduce pressure to provide a comfortable and healthy environment for the foot. Many of the supportive shoes we carry will help decrease the amount of joint motion which in turn reduces pain. Additionally, we carry shoes with cushioned soles reduce the impact on the joints.

Arch Supports for Arthritis

We carry an excellent variety of over-the-counter arch supports and custom molded orthotics that can be inserted inside your shoes to reduce arthritis-related pain, as well as other foot pain issues such as pronation. These arch supports have good shock absorption and limit joint motion so that you can manage pain caused by arthritis and stay active. Make an appointment today with a specialist to find out which arch support is best for you, and review our many comfort insole options for Achilles Tendonitis foot pain as well.

LFS-1000 Premium Neutral Arch Support

LFS-1000 Premium Neutral Arch Support

LFS-3000 Sport Neutral Arch Support

LFS-3000 Sport Neutral Arch Support

LFS-3500 Sport Neutral Arch Support with Met Pad

LFS-3500 Sport Neutral Arch Support with Met Pad

Sovella Dress Arch Supports

Sovella Dress Arch Supports

Sovella Dress Arch Supports with Met Pad

Sovella Dress Arch Supports with Met Pad

Where to buy The Best Shoes for Arthritis

At Lucky Feet Shoes, we carry a wide variety of arch supports and shoes for Arthritis online and in Southern California. We fit customers with Arthritis pain reducing shoes and arch supports in Orange County, Inland Empire, Riverside, Temecula, and Los Angeles County. Our stores in Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, San Dimas, Anaheim Hills, Temecula, Upland, Palm Desert, Redlands, and Long Beach. We invite you to stop by for a free foot analysis and try our shoes for Achilles tendonitis. In addition, we have a large selection of comfort shoes, wide shoes, walking shoes, running shoes, arch supports, and custom orthotics!

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Information about Arthritis

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. It can occur at any age, and literally means “pain within a joint.” As a result, arthritis is a term used broadly to refer to a number of different conditions.

Arthritis is a disease characterized by the inflammation of the cartilage and lining of the body’s joints. Inflammation causes redness, warmth, pain and swelling. There are about 40 million Americans who suffer from arthritis. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, estimates that by the year 2020, about 60 million Americans will have arthritis. The primary targets for arthritis are people over the age of 50. Arthritis is a major cause of foot pain because each foot has 33 joints that can become affected by the disease.

Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are many treatment options available. It is important to seek help early so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. With treatment, people with arthritis are able to manage pain, stay active, and live fulfilling lives, often without surgery.

There are multiple types of arthritis that may affect your foot and ankle:

Osteoarthritis Arch

Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative or “wear and tear” arthritis, is a common problem for many people after they reach middle age. Over the years, the smooth, gliding surface covering the ends of bones (cartilage) becomes worn and frayed. This results in inflammation, swelling, and pain in the joint.

Osteoarthritis progresses slowly and the pain and stiffness it causes worsens over time.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Another type of arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis. It can develop at any age and there is no known cause for this condition. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most crippling form of the disease that can affect people of all ages. It can cause severe deformities of the joints with associated fatigue of the entire body.

Unlike osteoarthritis which follows a predictable pattern in certain joints, rheumatoid arthritis is a system-wide disease. It is an inflammatory disease where the patient’s own immune system attacks and destroys cartilage. People who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis often develop severe forefoot problems such as bunions, hammer toes, claw toes, and others.

Post-Traumatic Arthritis

Post-traumatic arthritis can develop after an injury to the foot or ankle. This type of arthritis is similar to osteoarthritis and may develop years after a fracture, severe sprain, or ligament injury.

Gout

Gout is another form of arthritis that also leads to foot complications. Excess uric acid crystals collect in and around the joints of the big toe. The big toe joint is commonly the focal point due to the stress and pressure it experiences during walking and other weight-bearing activities. This often leads to severe pain in the big toe. Men are more likely to develop gouty arthritis than women.

Treatment Options for Arthritis

Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are many treatment options available. It is important to seek help early so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. With treatment, people with arthritis are able to manage pain, stay active, and live fulfilling lives, often without surgery.

Nonsurgical treatment options include:

  • Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling
  • Shoe inserts (orthotics), such as pads or arch supports
  • Custom-made shoe, such as a stiff-soled shoe with a rocker bottom
  • An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO)
  • A brace or a cane
  • Physical therapy and exercises
  • Weight control or nutritional supplements
  • Medications, such as a steroid medication injected into the joint

Arthritic footwear should provide the following benefits:

  • High, wide toe box (high and wide space in the toe area)
  • Removable insoles for fitting flexibility and the option to insert orthotics if necessary.
  • Rocker Soles designed to facilitate ambulating (walking) and to reduce stress and pain at the ball-of-the-foot.

Comfort Shoes for Arthritis

We carry a wide variety of comfort shoes and sandals for those who suffer the foot pain associated with arthritis and arthritic foot conditions. As you know, when your feet are crippled by arthritis, not only does the foot pain inhibit walking, but will in turn throws off your total body mechanics. Comfort shoes are a widely embraced remedy. Many of the supportive shoes we carry will help decrease the amount of joint motion, which in turn reduces foot pain. Additionally we offer shoes with cushioned soles which further reduces the impact on the joints while ambulating. Whether you have arthritis in your feet, hips, back, or knees, supportive shoes and comfort shoe inserts for arthritis can help you walk more freely. Review our large selection of comfort shoes for more choices!

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