What is Midfoot Arthritis?

There are multiple joints in the midfoot and, like any joint, each can become inflamed or degenerate. The term Midfoot Arthritis is used to describe the result of either of these processes.

What are the symptoms of Midfoot Arthritis?

Pain and deformity can both be present with this condition. In the early stages of the condition, a general ache in the foot after periods of exercise may be all that is noticed. Early examination signs are those of swelling or palpable lumps on the top of the foot. Patients with severe symptoms will have a noticeable limp and possible more significant deformities

How is Midfoot Arthritis diagnosed?

Along with a good history and examination, X-rays and MRI are helpful in guiding treatment.

How is Midfoot Arthritis treated?

Addressing the patient’s footwear to ensure they have adequate support is often the only treatment required in the early stages of the disease and this can prevent progression. Injection therapy to a targeted joint can give excellent symptomatic relief but this tends to be relatively short-lasting. Definitive treatment involves fusion of the affected joints and this requires a period of time whereby no weight is put through the foot. Clearly, this is a significant undertaking but it can cure people of pain and deformity.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury or is experiencing pain across their lower limbs or difficulty with mobility and would like a consultant-led review, please contact us. Grosvenor Orthopaedics have extensive experience in the treatment of knee-related injuries with excellent patient outcomes.


Grosvenor Orthopaedics have extensive experience in the treatment of foot & ankle -related injuries with excellent patient outcomes.


If you would like to learn about other foot & ankle conditions click the button below to find out more


If you would like to learn about other foot & ankle treatments click the button below to find out more

our specialist FOOT & ANKLE consultants

Foot & ankle care at Grosvenor Orthopaedics is lead by Mr Tim Sinnett. A graduate of Cambridge and Imperial College medical schools and leading academic and trauma consultant for Chelsea and Westminster NHS trust. He is further supported by the orthopaedic team here including other consultant surgeons, nurses and care staff.

Our team are well placed to manage and treat a diverse range of foot and ankle concerns utilising cutting edge diagnostic technology and treatment approaches, both surgical and conservative. Below is an overview of some of the conditions we treat but for a more thorough understanding please contact our team here


Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Specialist in Foot and Ankle Surgery

MBBS (AICSM), MA (Cantab), FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Tim is a Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, King Edward VIIs Hospital, and the Lister Hospital, Chelsea. His high volume Adult Foot and Ankle practice is made up of all aspects of ankle, hindfoot, midfoot and forefoot pathology. He is an avid believer in patient empowerment and autonomy, especially when decisions regarding surgery are required. Ensuring a high-quality patient journey from the first assessment to full rehabilitation is at the heart of his practice.

What some of our patients say

Miss NN

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