Apparently, people with flat feet are more likely to get arthritis in their foot joints. My arthritic foot was making walking an agony for me for the last few months. It would start to ache when I walked more than 30 minutes.
I saw an orthopedic surgeon few days ago and he advised a steroid injection in my foot.
Last Saturday, I got the injection. It did hurt at that time because my foot didn’t like its space invaded by a large bolus of medicine. It ached that day and into the night. But by next morning, it was way better. And by third day, the pain was almost gone.
My doctor told me that the effects of this steroid injection can last from few weeks to many months. I’m hoping it’s the later and I would need a repetition of this procedure after many months. In case it doesn’t work for long, they have another option, to fuse together the bones which are arthritic. That would reduce some type of movement in my foot but would cure the pain.
Let’s see how it goes.