There are 3 types of arthritis that commonly affect the feet
These will most likely affect the big toe of the foot and lead to degeneration of the joint.
Over time this may lead to structural changes of the joint and reduce range of motion.
Reduced range of motion will decrease the body’s ability to adapt to forces loaded to the area and impinge on the normal function of
Reduced range of motion
Visible changes to the joint
Pain in the joint and/or surrounding soft tissue
Change in walking gait
Treatment is to help decreased pain and maintain the joint’s range of motion.
This may include
Soft tissue therapy
If in doubt please call us today for an appointment with one of our podiatrists on 5223 1531