A great way to start yet another article about osteoarthritis (OA) is to revisit its definition!
OA describes inflammation of a joint and its nearby structures such as the bones, ligaments, capsule and cartilage. OA can show itself in various joints, commonly the knee, hip, shoulder and hands. If it affects any of the foot joints, it is thereafter named as foot OA.
The foot have an incredible number of bones and joints that allow for complex movements and function