As we age, we develop wear and tear on all of our joints, including our feet and toes. Also known as Hallux Rigidus, arthritis of the big toe joint can cause pain. Over time the cartilage in the joint of the big toe can wear out, which can cause joint narrowing and can also cause bone spurs to form.
Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Surgeon) Dr. Jennifer Boeri discusses how arthritis progresses, how it causes pain, how arthritis is diagnosed, and what treatments are available at different stages.
Learn more about Dr. Boeri at https://orthopedics.holy-cross.com/jennifer-boeri-dpm.
For more information about services offered at Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute, visit http://www.HolyCrossOrthopedics.com.
Video credits to Holy Cross Hospital YouTube channel