The midfoot is the section of the foot that begins at the level of the Chopart joint. It consists of five bones, connected to each other and to the hindfoot and forefoot. The bones are known as: cuboid, navicular, medial, intermediate and lateral cuneiform bones. The midfoot ends at the Lisfranc (or tarsometatarsal) joint, where the metatarsal bones begin.
There are different reasons for developing arthritis in the small joints in the midfoot. These include:
People often live with the symptoms for many years before seeking medical help and the pain and stiffness gradually becomes worse. This can make walking and weight-bearing exercise more difficult. Although it can be treated at any stage, nearby joints may be affected as it develops.