Arthritis is an inflammatory joint condition resulting from loss of cartilage. This is quite common in the foot. the foot received 4x your body weight with every step you take. This can result in joint changes over time. Treatment options consist of topical, oral and injectable steroids, non-steroidal and natural medicines, orthotics, shoe modifications, braces and surgery. Surgery consists of joint resection, implant (joint replacement) or fusions. Please discuss the condition with your Podiatrist to determine which treatment option will work best for you.