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Arthritis Care Range


There are various types of arthritis but the two most commonly found in the feet are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a localised condition and is caused due to gradual wear and tear of the cartilage in the joints.


Age, excessive weight, ill-fitting shoes and trauma (injury) can all be contributory factors to Osteoarthritis. In the case of Rheumatoid arthritis this is a systemic condition and has the potential to affect every joint in the body.


Arthritis is usually a very painful condition and is advisable to seek advice and treatment from your family doctor. In diagnosis of arthritis, a good complete history including blood tests are used to differentiate between one arthritis type and another. Also x-ray evaluation to view the bone structure of the foot and in more advanced cases of arthritis an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or CT scan (computerised axial tomography) are extremely helpful.


In most cases, the ball of the foot is painful due to a lack of the the fatty padding, leaving the bones on the soles of the feet exposed and unprotected, combined with this the feet and legs can ache because they are not being supported properly.


The best and first line of defence for arthritis is a good supportive shoe but usually some type of protection and support is required. Adhesive and replaceable gel pads are useful to protect tender areas or enlarged joints. When extra support of the arch is required orthotic arch supports can help to reduce arthritic pains effectively.





 

Fine, Soft Gel Ball of Foot Pads

Dreamyfeet gel ball of foot clear invisible self adhesive cushions are made with a lightweight polymer gel that provides superior shock absorption and excellent cushioning.

1 pair per pack £3.00 Product Code GB45

Gel Ball-of-the-Foot Metatarsal Pads

Surgical grade elastic sleeve with a large moulded disc of polymer gel.

Thick gel pad covered with a cotton fabric providing an extended life.

1 pair per pack £13.00 Small Product Code P1017

                                      Large Product Code P1018


Arthritis

Metatarsal Pads 13.00

Arthritis £3.00