Arthritis-related pain at the foot or ankle can result in varying levels of disability, reduced joint flexibility or cause joint stiffness. When it impacts the foot and ankle, arthritis can also make it difficult to walk.


Foot or ankle arthritis is due to progressive wear of the joint cartilage. When the cartilage becomes thinner, rubbing between joint surfaces causes pain and difficulty moving. In some cases, bone spurs can develop that contribute to impingement and pain.



The pain caused by foot or ankle arthritis may be relieved by taking oral anti-inflammatory medication. Doctors may advise a change in the type of physical activity to limit the impact of this pathology. Nevertheless, surgery is recommended when such conservative treatment fails. We encourage you to discuss the various options with Centre ASSAL specialists to determine which treatment is best for you.