Foot Pain in the Pool

Summertime means swimming for many people.   For those with arthritis in their big toe joint, this can lead to pain due to extra pressure on the area that can result from being barefoot on a hard surface, such as the bottom of a pool.  Arthritis in the big toe joint is called hallux limitus or hallux rigidus.  Like many types of arthritis, this gets worse over time.  Learn more about this condition and its treatment at