The most common form of arthritis in your foot is an unmovable big toe called Hallux Rigidus. You will feel stiffness in the big toe and an inability to bend it up or down. Some symptoms of this condition are a bump, like a bunion or callus developed on top of your foot.

Also, you will have a pain in your joint when you are active, especially when you push-off on the toes. Walking can become painful and difficult. There will also be swelling around the joint. If you have a Charcot foot, this form of arthritis can develop suddenly and without pain.  The arch of the foot often collapses, and pressure areas develop on the bottom of the foot, leading to open sores or ulcers.

Robert Kosofsky, D.P.M.
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Dr. Robert Kosofsky has over 25 years of experience treating patients in our Hillsborough & Piscataway offices