Ankle arthritis is less common that Hip and Knee arthritis. In fact, while Hip and Knee arthritis is commonly attributed to genetics and ‘wear and tear’ with increasing age, the ethology of ankle arthritis is often quite different.
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Big toe arthritis is a common condition that typically affects the 1st metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. This frequently leads to pain and swelling in this area, and difficulty ‘pushing off’ when mobilising. Many women find it unmanageable to wear high heels due to limited motion of that joint. Thankfully, a new technique has recently become available in Australia.
While I perform all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, one of the most common conditions that I manage is bunions. Patients present with bunion deformities for several reasons. These range from cosmetic concerns, difficulty with footwear, pain under the ball of their foot, or pain over the bunion itself. I commonly get asked about patient’s comfort levels following the keyhole technique I use, so I hope you find the below article helpful.