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Were your feet x-rays normal?
Does the pain in feet is more when you get out of the bed in the morning of after sitting for any time?
Are you over weight?
Since how long are the symptoms?
Is there any specific point of tenderness?
Were any blood work done?
Is there any swelling or redness on feet or elsewhere?
Thanks for the detailed information. Your symptoms point to mild grade osteoarthritis. This is considered as wear and tear arthritis which comes with the age also. Usually there are no x-ray changes in the mild form. The mainstay of the treatment is physiotherapy/physical therapy. The physical therapy entails supervised exercises as following;
1) Active and passive stretching exercises
2) Exercises with the weights
3) Exercises against resistance
4) Swimming pool exercises
You should avoid wearing high heel shoes, if you do. A prolonged standing or prolonged walking in a single stretch should also be avoided. Anti-inflammatory analgesics like Ibuprofen would be helpful. Supplements like Chondroitin-glucosamine are also advised, which helps in osteoarthritis.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
It seems that your primary osteoarthritis is in the feet joints. Due to the pain; one tends to bear weight in the abnormal posture or different ways than the normal. That causes strain on the muscles, ligaments and joints of other regions like hips and back and causes pain in them. But physical therapy session should involve all the joints (ankle, knee, hip and back) as all of them put strain on each other.
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