Arthritic feet cause a great deal of pain because feet serve as our foundation. We are always on them but once they lose their tip top shape, the pain can be unbearable; especially if you currently have inflammation in your foot joints. There are some measures of relief that you would want to start today.

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It is a possibility that you have osteoarthritis. This type of arthritis will actually weaken your bones and generally happens in seniors as their joints have been overused from years of use and have simply worn out. If you suspect that you may have rheumatoid arthritis, keep in mind that this completely rearranges your toes and feet.

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If you have inflammatory arthritis, it will affect most of the joints in your foot. If you have reactive arthritis, it will attack your ankle as well as your feet. This is usually caused by an infection that has developed in some other part of your body and the pain continues to manifest elsewhere, including the feet.

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One of the oldest and most time tested ways of removing arthritis is actually getting rid of all the calluses that presently exist on the foot. This means that you want to use a pumice stone as opposed to a knife. If you are unsure of how to proceed, it is recommended that you contact your foot doctor for some professional assistance. If there are currently any blisters or cuts on your feet, you will want to clean them regularly as this will prevent infection – which could actually worsen the status of your current arthritis.

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One of the best ways to treat arthritis is by good old massage therapy. You do not want to do this yourself and may want to consult the services of another person. Another option is purchasing an automatic foot massage device with possible temperature settings. Applying an ice pack for an extended amount of time may relieve any painful inflammation you are experiencing.

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Losing weight is a great measure in relieving the pain in arthritic feet. The more extra weight you have, the harder it is to maintain a pain-free feet. If you are in the process of working out but find that workouts are too painful, you may want to purchase some supportive shoes that feature orthotic insoles. This will reduce the pain experienced during daily activities dramatically, even if you're not overweight.