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What is Toe Osteoarthritis?

What is Toe Osteoarthritis?

  • Toe Osteoarthritis: A form of arthritis where the cartilage which cushions the bones in the toe joints as they move against each other, becomes progressively degraded and damaged. This causes problems such as pain, stiffness and impaired movement. Pain is not present in all cases however, with some patients imply suffering joint stiffness. Primary osteoarthritis occurs as the person ages but results from repetitive use and/or high mechanical stress on the joint. It is not a direct result of the aging process. Secondary osteoarthritis is the result of such things as injury to the joint, joint infection, obesity, ligament damage, joint overuse, hormonal problems, pregnancy and various other conditions. Family history seem to play a factor in developing the condition.

Toe Osteoarthritis: Introduction

Types of Toe Osteoarthritis:

Broader types of Toe Osteoarthritis:

How serious is Toe Osteoarthritis?

Prognosis of Toe Osteoarthritis: Varies considerable - some cases progress intermittently whereas others stabilize for long periods of time.

What causes Toe Osteoarthritis?

Causes of Toe Osteoarthritis: see causes of Toe Osteoarthritis

What are the symptoms of Toe Osteoarthritis?

Symptoms of Toe Osteoarthritis: see symptoms of Toe Osteoarthritis

Onset of Toe Osteoarthritis: Symptoms usually start after the age of 45 but can occur in younger people.

Toe Osteoarthritis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Toe Osteoarthritis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Toe Osteoarthritis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Toe Osteoarthritis: Orthopedic Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Toe Osteoarthritis.
Treatments for Toe Osteoarthritis: see treatments for Toe Osteoarthritis

Name of Toe Osteoarthritis

Main name of condition: Toe Osteoarthritis


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