Ankle arthritis is often caused by trauma to the ankle. That could be a previous fracture or ankle injury that occurred earlier in life. Degenerative changes, that happen as we age, rheumatoid arthritis, and congenital causes, a birth defect, can also contribute to ankle arthritis later in life.
Bunions, which are foot deformities of bone and soft tissue, appear as a large bump where the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint meets the foot. They can be highly painful and irritating for people who have them. Known scientifically as hallux valgus, a bunion makes the big toe point excessively towards the smaller toes. People with bunions frequently have foot pain and significant functional disability.