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.
Life is too short to wear tight shoes. ~ May you have happy feet in 2013.