If you have osteoarthritis, you may sometimes find it difficult to move around. This can increase the risk of accidents and injuries such as trips and falls.
Osteoarthritis of the feet most commonly affects the base of the big toe. It can cause pain when you walk and lead to a bunion (a bony outgrowth) at the affected joint. The type of shoes you wear can influence this, so avoid shoes with a raised heel. A leg brace may ease the symptoms.
If you have had joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty), your replacement joint could become infected. This is a severe complication and requires emergency treatment in hospital.