Re: Arthritic foot pain at night?
I had arthritis in my big toe joint. I'd had foot pain for some time, and didn't do anything because I figured it was just life. I have a family history of bunions and bad feet, so I figured I'd deal with it. I went to see the doctor after it woke me up at night. I had walked a couple of blocks in sandals, and that night it felt like someone was jamming an ice pick into that joint. That got my attention! The blankets were torture. When I told my doctor about that, he looked kind of puzzled. I think the orthopaedic surgeon had heard that one before though. I had that joint fused, and now it is awesome.
Have you had the foot x-rayed? That ought to tell you if there is arthritic damage. Also, check out the foot boards. There may be some good information there.
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Life is too short to wear tight shoes. ~ May you have happy feet in 2015.