(HealthDay News) -- The pain and stiffness of arthritis, America's leading cause of disability, can be a real pain in the foot.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests these non-surgical options for foot arthritis:
Take anti-inflammatory medication to ease swelling and pain.
Use arch supports, pads or shoe inserts.
Use custom-made shoes.
Use a cane or brace.
Get exercise, including physical therapy.
Lose any excess weight.