What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis in the feet?
Having a bunion can make you more prone to developing osteoarthritis.
The symptoms of osteoarthritis include;
- A limited range of movement in your feet.
- Pain and achy feeling in feet.
- Increased pain and stiffness when you have not moved your joints for a while.
- Weakness of the ligaments and muscles in the ankle.
- A grating or crackling sound or sensation when moving your foot or ankle.
- Joints appearing slightly larger or growths appearing.
- Feeling unstable on your feet.
Untreated osteoarthritis can also cause bunions to appear such as a dorsal bunion on the top of the toe joint but it can also be a contributing factor to a standard bunion on the side of your big toe. Osteoarthritis can cause bunions when the weakness in the foot has causes the big toe to lean towards your other toes.