Video Q&A about Arthritis of the Big Toe

Fri, May 5, 2017
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET


Dr. Joseph Whalen, orthopedic surgeon, talks about arthritis of the big toe, and how to treat it.

Learn more about:
Arthritis of the big toe
• Treatment options

Dr. Whalen answered questions during the live event.



I would like to know if there are any plans to try stem c lol therapy.


I would like to know if there are any plans to try stem c lol therapy.

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Can you please do a segment on stiff person syndrome. Thank you


If there is advanced arthritis in the toe and one is trying to avoid surgery using orthotics and life style changes, but the whole foot swells during rest, is there an alternative way to manage the arthritic toe? Also will the vascular part of this whole package be alleviated through surgery?


I am being seen at the Rochester clinic for my big toe arthritis. I’ve followed their recommendation to use a rigid orthotic without success. They say the next step is surgery. Are there any other alternatives?


I had bunion surgery several years ago and am now starting to have problems — joint pain in the big toe and swelling. Is one more likely to have arthritis after you have had bunion surgery?


Would gout and or bunions have any con to arthritis of the big toe?

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