When arthritis is present in the midfoot, there is usually resultant pain in the area when standing or walking. It is often at its worst when first standing up after sitting or lying down.
Treatment of midfoot arthritis usually entails resting the foot, taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, wearing supportive shoes and using a cane or crutches. Weight loss may be recommended to reduce the burden on the foot. If these therapies are unsuccessful, a midfoot fusion surgery may be needed to reduce pain in the area.