Osteoarthritis in the foot can be painful. The most common joint in the foot to become osteoarthritic is the big toe joint. The condition is called a hallux limitus (limited movement) or a hallux rigidus (no movement).
But, the foot contains twenty-six bones, each of which articulates against one or more of its neighbours, and each articulation has the potential to degenerate through injury or time.
Treatments include orthoses (insoles), mobilization techniques and, if required, surgical referral.