RA affecting feet

Posted by dsteede @dsteede, Wed, Sep 4 4:24pm

Have any of you dealt with bilateral foot pain, specifically in the heel area? This just started for me a few weeks ago and is getting worse. It makes doing even basic housework a difficult task.

Hi @dsteede, My mother had rheumatoid arthritis and it was easy to tell she was in pain and struggled to do basic housework. It's been so long that I don't remember much of her treatments other than she tried acupuncture and she thought it helped a little. I did find some information that describes the condtion and non surgical, as well as surgical treatments.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/rheumatoid-arthritis-of-the-foot-and-ankle

There is another discussion where your post may receive more visibility. I'm tagging our moderator @ethanmcconkey to see if we should move your post here:

> Groups > Autoimmune Diseases > Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) – Introduce yourself and meet others
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/rheumatoid-arthritis-ra-introduce-yourself-and-meet-others/

Can I ask if you've found anything that helps with the foot pain?

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Hi dsteede @dsteede, I have RA and for the last 10 years I have had problems with my feet. It started with my right, in the front by my toes. I was having a lot of pain and swelling. I went to see a Podiatrist, he did X-Rays and it showed I had 3 hairline fractures, it also showed arthritis. Since then I have continued with pain off and on. When it gets bad my Podiatrist does injections (which lasts about 8 months). I also have shoe inserts (custom made for me) and he told me which shoes are best for me to wear. I also wear a post-operative shoe that helps with the pain. Maybe you should see a Podiatrist. We discussed surgery but he said no- he said that with my arthritis surgery is not an option. Best of luck to you. (I also treat me feet with heat and elevation for 2-3 days when I have a flare).

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