The most common cause of osteoarthritis is trauma through wear and tear on the joint surfaces. Some people have a genetic / hereditry predisposition for localised osteoarthritis in one or more joints. Other factors such as body weight increases the wear and tear on lower limb joints and therefore increase the chance of developing osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis can be treated with anti-inflammatory medication, exercise to maintain mobility in the joints, and in severe, cases surgical intervention may be required. When osteoarthritis is present in the feet and lower limbs, orthotics (custom-made shoe inserts) may be used to stabilise the joints and therefore prevent and / or slow the progression of wear and tear on the joints.
Pain relieving creams can be found in our shop.