Top Of The Foot Arthritis
Top Of The Foot Arthritis – Learn simple and easy techniques that you can use to severely decrease the amount of pain in the top of your foot right NOW!
Two common way arthritis shows up on the tops of the foot:
****Note: These are extremely severe cases, a bump does not need to be there!****
1)Dorsal Big Toe Osteoarthritis (AKA Hallux Limitus/ Rigidus).
2)Dorsal Metatarsal Cuneiform Joint.
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Other Mid Foot Pain In This Area:
What Is Top Of The Foot Arthritis?
Top of the foot arthritis is the inflammation of joints. There are many types of arthritis like rheumatoid, traumatic and gout; but the most common at the top of the foot are due to a condition called osteoarthritis.
- Osteoarthritis is the classical “wear & tear arthritis.”
This due to the breakdown of cartilage in the joints over time. The cartilage lacking bone now rubs against itself, causing cracking and fraying. This leads to the thickening of the joint over time as new bone attempts to reform itself.
Causes Of Top Of The Foot Arthritis:
The most common causes are:
- Old age – >40- 50 years old.
- Increased weight.
- Flat foot.
- Very large arch.
- Bunion can be associated with this.
- Breakdown of cartilage.
- Bone on bone rubbing.
- Traumatic injury (broken bone) to the joint.
Symptoms Of Top Of The Foot Arthritis:
- Aching & throbbing pain.
- Redness due to inflammation.
- Can become a prominence in severe cases.
- Worse with more weight bearing.
- Worse with increased activity.
- Better at rest.
- If nerve impingement is present: also numbness, burning & tingling.
Treatment Of Top Of The Foot Arthritis:
Treatment consists of attempting conservative measures for many months before considering any type of surgery. Likely most cases never end up needing any surgery at all.
Watch the above video for treatment protocols & follow this treatment guide: