One way you can get pain relief for arthritis of the foot is a way that not many people consider initially – arthritic insoles.
Most of the time, people will think immediately of these pain relief methods:
• Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications
• Vitamins and minerals
As you most likely know, aspirin is not a good choice because it leaves you open to experience side effects – and one of them is internal hemorrhaging due to thinning of the blood. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can also weaken the intestinal lining leaving you susceptible to hemorrhaging and ulcers, and the interesting part is that the hemorrhaging can creep up on you suddenly without any symptoms at all. Suddenly one day you simply pass out because you lost far too much blood from internal hemorrhaging.
Vitamins and minerals can certainly help for arthritis but often they take awhile before you start seeing results. Phytonutrients are the nutrients found in plants that have beneficial actions inside the body. The problem with them is that there are thousands of them; how do you know which ones to choose unless you’re an expert in nutrition? Do you just start experimenting with them one by one? How many dozens will it take to find one that benefits your arthritis of the foot? And how much will it cost? Will you have to continue taking it day after day for the rest of your life?
Arthritic insoles provide almost instantaneous pain relief. They are similar to someone who is having trouble walking – and that person then gets a cane or a walker. The relief is immediate. Once you put the arthritic insoles into your shoes, you can begin to feel the support to your feet.