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What types of arthritis affect the foot?

Dr. James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatrist (Foot Specialist)

There are about 100 types of arthritis, but osteoarthritis and gout are two types that commonly affect the feet. Although any part of the foot can suffer, toes are most frequently affected. One of the most common ailments is hallux rigidus, which involves the loss of flexibility in the big toe due to osteoarthritis in the metatarsophalangeal joint.

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