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).

Top Of The Foot Arthritis
Dorsal Big Toe Osteoarthritis.


2)Dorsal Metatarsal Cuneiform Joint.

Metatarsal Cuneiform Joint Arthritis.
Metatarsal Cuneiform Joint Arthritis.


Skip To Treatment:

The Complete Arthritis Treatment Guide.



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:

The Complete Arthritis Treatment Guide.




About the author

The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.