Hi my name is Dave from Hull and i have just been diagnosed with arthritis mainly of the big toes on both feet. the toe next to it on the right foot is beginning to turn into a hammer toe. This all came about after i broke the middle toe on my right foot 13 months ago. to support the broken toe it was strapped to the toe next to it. This is the hammer toe so being strapped to my broken toe has damaged a previously healthy toe. Ironically the broken toe has now completely healed. Prior to that i used to go running 5K's about 3 times a week and visited a gym regularly.Since then i have put on half a stone. and only manage one run and one visit to the gym a week.Though i do try to do 5000 steps a day. When my broken toe was X rayed. The Doctor noticed that the cartilage on my big toe had deteriorated and warned me that i might get arthritis Unfortunately that has proved to be the case. i have also suffered from plantafasiitus of my right heel and TMJ with all its jaw and facial pain together with its side effects to numerous to mention for many years. so i rarely have a day where i don't ache somewhere. The problems with my toes is beginning to get me down as it is affecting my previously healthy lifestyle so any advice will be appreciated.