In this video we will discuss mid foot osteoarthritis.
Mid foot osteoarthritis results from a breakdown of the cartilage surrounding the joints in the mid foot. When walking, the forefoot and rear foot move in opposite directions, as the arch of the foot adapts to terrain, absorbs shock and propels you forward.
Mid foot osteoarthritis can result after a continuous excessive movement through these joints. As the cartilage breaks down and the joint spaces narrow, movement of these joints can become painful. Pain and tenderness across the middle of the foot is common. Conservative pedorthic treatment includes footwear education and custom foot orthotics. Orthotics decrease the amount of painful movement allowed to occur through the mid foot and its joints.