Treating First MPJ Osteoarthritis: Do We Know What We’re Doing?

Osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (first MTP joint OA), is a debilitating and quality of life affecting disorder. It is also quite common, occurring with about the same frequency as the higher-profile osteoarthritis of the hip joint. In terms of actual numbers, it affects about 8% of the population aged over 50 years (1),…

Simon Bartold
Director of Bartold Clinical

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3 responses to “Treating First MPJ Osteoarthritis: Do We Know What We’re Doing?”

  1. Simon, in his presentation of some of their collected data, at Langer summer school, Kade also referenced teaching patient self mobilisation of the 1st mpj (which was an approach used used by some in those surveyed). Is this in their article now? Clearly it’s something I show any way, so I’m biased.

    • Hi Ian, no Kade did not call out 1st MPJ mobilization in this paper at all. It was more looking at the differences between the way physio treat the condition vs pods. Like you though, I woould consider mobs of this joint an important arrow in the quiver

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