Arthritis & Foot Health

The foot is a complex and hard-working structure that can quite often be affected by arthritis and related problems. Arthritis can cause your feet to become painful or unusually shaped.

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Different areas of your feet can be affected by different arthritic conditions:

Ankles and heels

  • valgus heel
  • plantar fasciitis


  • changes in the structure
  • strain in muscles or tendons

Ball of the foot

  • corns and calluses
  • bursae
  • neuroma
  • rheumatoid nodules


  • bunions
  • hammer toes

You may find it difficult to find shoes that fit well if you have:

  • permanently swollen feet
  • very narrow, long or broad feet
  • hammer toes
  • bunions

You may need insoles in your shoes for a number of reasons:

  • to pad out the shoe of your smaller foot if you have one foot bigger than the other
  • to support the arch of your foot
  • to help arthritis in the joint across the middle of your foot (the midtarsal joint).

Kent Foot & Ankle Clinic Cancellation Policy

Patients will be charged in full for any appointment missed, cancelled or rescheduled without giving 24 hour notice.