If you suffer from foot pain, or believe you may have midfoot arthritis, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.
What are the symptoms of midfoot arthritis?
Symptoms of midfoot arthritis generally increase with time, though sometimes they can appear after a major foot injury. Some of these symptoms include:
- Pain in the midfoot
- Swelling in the midfoot
- Symptoms worsen when the injured person stands or walks
- The top of the foot looks prominently bony
- Difficulty with mobility
How is Midfoot Arthritis diagnosed?
To diagnose midfoot arthritis, a doctor will ask questions about a person’s symptoms and medical history, including if they have had injuries to the area and if so, what treatment they received. After going over your medical history, the doctor will perform a physical examination of the foot and ankle and may apply pressure to certain places to see if it causes symptoms.
A doctor may ask questions about when the symptoms began if they affect one or both feet when the pain gets worse, and whether it worsens with physical activity.
Next, the doctor will try to identify the cause of the symptoms. They may order:
- CT or MRI Scans
- Gait analysis tests
- blood tests for inflammation or markers of autoimmune disease
How can those with midfoot arthritis relieve symptoms?
Non-operative treatment consisting of the use of a stiff-soled comfort shoe, activity modification, and weight-loss, can be quite effective. If non-operative treatment fails, patients may benefit from surgery to fuse the arthritic midfoot joints.