Great toe arthritis can be caused by a number of different reasons including injury, trauma, age, or gout. In general, it is a loss of cartilage in the toe that can lead to pain, swelling and decreased range of motion.
Non-operative treatment is always the first line of treatment. It can help manage or control symptoms.
- Stiff soled shoes with a rocker bottom
- Carbon fiber foot plate in shoe
- Oral anti-inflammatory medications
- Topical anti-inflammatory medication (Voltaren gel)
- Steroid Injections
- Activity modifications
Surgical Treatment Options