Anyone have osteoarthritis in one foot (bad)
I fell down a flight of stairs about 2 years or so ago and sprained my right foot and the swelling never completely went away. Last winter all of a sudden my foot decided to swell terribly and the pain is horrible. I was then diagnosed with OA and the Rheummy said don't bother coming back as there is nothing I can do...no PT, nothing. He advised against surgery because of the long recovery time and the fact it does not always work on the foot. He said my foot is completely flat - arch is gone and he did not think it could get much worse and suck it up. Well, it has gotten worse as now the side of my foot is very swollen and painful also (a searing pain) even when lying down which before I had relief when I was lying down. My foot is worse when I first stand up and walk and the pain becomes bearable although I still limp a bit after I have been walking a bit i.e., around the store, etc.
I am miserable and keep getting bigger and bigger size shoes as the foot swells. Would anyone have any suggestions?? Thank you.
I have had mild arthritis in my hips, one wrist and fingers for years.