Great toe arthritis is a common cause of toe pain. If you are experiencing toe pain, contact Dr. Chad Ferguson to set up an appointment.
Great Toe Arthritis – Causes & Symptoms
Arthritis is a degenerative condition in which the tissue in the joints breaks down, causing inflammation and pain. Big toe arthritis can impact anyone, but it is more common as the body breaks down with age. Some of the common symptoms of big toe arthritis include:
- Pain in the big toe
- Difficulty walking
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, make an appointment with a foot and ankle doctor. It’s better to address the condition soon to avoid potential complications in the future.
Treating Great Toe Arthritis
Treating great toe arthritis typically begins with conservative methods like stretching, physical therapy, medications, and shoe modifications. Conservative treatments won’t reverse the progression of arthritis, but they can help manage the symptoms. When conservative treatments fail to adequately relieve pain, surgery may be the best option. There are two surgical procedures commonly used to treat great toe arthritis – joint fusion, and cartiva implant surgery. The best option for you will depend on your specific situation. Your orthopaedic specialist will go over all your options with you to determine the best treatment strategy.
Tennessee Plantar Fasciitis Surgeon
For help relieving your toe pain, contact a Tennessee foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Chad Ferguson works one-on-one with each patient he treats to provide an accurate diagnosis and recommend a treatment strategy that works.