Why you should be headed to a PT clinic if you have arthritis in your big toe

June 14, 2022

Big toe arthritis (BTA) is one of the more common arthritic conditions pertaining to the foot. Approximately 1 in 40 older adults develop big toe arthritis at some point in their lifetime. Symptoms of BTA include aches, tenderness and pain in the joints. Some people experience pain in other regions of their foot like burning or tingling, which can signal an issue with a nerve. 

3 reasons people should seek help at physical therapy clinics for BTA

  • Correcting your gait — A physical therapist can help correct any gait issues that may have become a result of arthritis in your toe.
  • Reducing adding pressure — PT specialists will help instruct you on the best methods to avoid putting any unnecessary pressure on your arthritic joints. They can help you adjust your daily activities and walking patterns so that you can live with as little pain and discomfort as possible.
  • Preventing joint stiffness— Regular physical activity, like walking, is recommended for those at risk of arthritis and those who already have arthritis because it helps prevent joint stiffness. At PT, your health care provider can help ensure you get enough physical activity to keep your big toe joint mobile.

Alliance PTP is ready to help you find top-notch physical therapy for people who have BTA

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we’re proudly bringing together physical therapy practices across the country to help people get the high-quality PT they need. Want to see a physical therapist in person? We can put you in touch with an Alliance PTP partner that’s close to you and who can help you address your symptoms and functional challenges of BTA. 

Not keen on in-person PT sessions or not close to an Alliance PTP partner? No worries. We also offer effective and affordable virtual physical therapy through our Agile Virtual Physical Therapy platform. 

Are you still unsure what you should be looking for in a physical therapy clinic? Contact our team today so we can help you find the most effective physical therapy services for your injury or condition.