New studies have shown that osteoarthritis in the feet affects one in six people over the age of 50.
Experts at Keele University's Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre conducted a study with more than 5,000 people with painful foot osteoarthritis.
They found that women are more affected by foot osteoarthritis than men, and that people who have spent more time in manual work are likely to develop the condition.
Arthritis Research UK state that 7% of people aged 45 and over have sought treatment for osteoarthritis in the foot or ankle, including 9% of those aged 75 and over.
Three quarters of people with the condition reported having difficulty with simple day-to-day activities such as walking, standing, housework and shopping.
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