Midfoot Arthritis


Midfoot Arthritis is a condition characterized by pain and stiffness in the middle of the foot.

What causes Midfoot Arthritis?

  • Previous injury to the foot
  • Loss of cartilage in the foot joint
  • High arches
  • Flatfeet

How do I know if I have Midfoot Arthritis?

What are the symptoms of Midfoot Arthritis?

  • Sharp pain in the top and middle of the foot
  • Swelling of the foot
  • Tenderness
  • Arch collapse
  • Bone Spurs

How is Midfoot Arthritis diagnosed?

  • Physical examination by a doctor
  • X-rays

What can I do from home for Midfoot Arthritis?

What can I do to prevent Midfoot Arthritis?

  • Wear supportive shoes
  • Weight control

What treatments can I do from home for Midfoot Arthritis?

  • Wear supportive shoes
  • Orthotics
  • Weight control
  • Walk with a cane or brace

When should I see a doctor for Midfoot Arthritis?

You should make an appoint with your doctor if it becomes painful or difficult to walk over a long period of time.

Treatments your doctor may recommend for Midfoot Arthritis


  • Medications such as anti-inflammatories to help control pain
  • Cane
  • Foot brace
  • Wear supportive shoes. Shoes with a small "rocker bottom" can be particularly helpful
  • Cortisone injections into the painful joints


  • Joint fusion