Harvard Health Letter
Battling the big toe joint blues
Arthritis, bunions, and gout can be disabling. Here are common fixes to stay mobile. Aching hips, knees, and shoulders are common, and over time can lead to immobility. But so can an aching big toe. The joint at the base of the big toe — called the metatarsophalangeal or MTP joint — is the part of the toe that is affected. What’s the MTP joint?