What is it?
Osteoarthritis in the foot is caused by cartilage wearing between the bones. You might feel pain, aching or tenderness around the big toe. Joints in your foot might be swollen and walking may be painful.
Some things that may lead to Osteoarthritis are:
- Family history
- Normal ‘wear and tear’ on the joints with age
- A previous injury
How can Our Podiatrist help?
At Our Podiatrist we can assess and diagnose osteoarthritis. We might refer you for x-rays to help monitor changes. At this stage, there is no cure of arthritis but we have many treatments to help reduce your pain.
Treatment can include:
- Supportive footwear
- Prolotherapy injections