Of course, a diagnosis cannot possibly be made over the internet. There are many different entities that can cause toe pain in a runner. Only your doctor could make a diagnosis of arthritis in your toe for you. I would encourage you to visit your doctor if you have toe pain.
Arthritis can develop in any joint in the body. Certain joints, such as the large weight-bearing joints (hips and knees) are more prone to develop osteoarthritis. However, hands, wrists and toes are also susceptible to developing osteoarthritis.
I hope you find this helpful information.
Grant Cooper, MD
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