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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Hallux Rigidus

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What is the treatment for hallux rigidus?

What is the treatment for hallux rigidus?

If it is painful: Then surgery is the answer. All spurring needs to be removed from the perimeter of the joint. In addition, if the joint space is narrowed, the metatarsal bone needs to be shortened a bit to allow for a greater range of motion. Followup with a good set of orthotics to deal with the mechanical forces that caused the problem in the first place. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Keslonsky
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Hallux Rigidus (Definition)

Hallux rigidis is stiffness of the big toe, which is usually caused by a long history of arthritis, or the development of bony spurs at this joint ...Read more


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If I have hallux rigidus of big toe but no pain or effects on daily life do I need treatment now or will i ever?

If I have hallux rigidus of big toe but no pain or effects on daily life do I need treatment now or will i ever?

Eventually: You will likely need treatment in form of surgery. If its ok now don't worry when it hurts is time to seek treatment. ...Read more

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I'm being treated for functional hallux rigidus and i think the doctor is wrong. My treatment isn't helping. How do I get a second opinion?

I'm being treated for functional hallux rigidus and i think the doctor is wrong. My treatment isn't helping. How do I get a second opinion?

Search the internet : For a highly rated podiatrist in your area and call for an appointment. Have any previous records, or x-rays sent to the new clinician prior to your appointment. ...Read more

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Hallux rigidus. Is it condition of young people?

Hallux rigidus. Is it condition of young people?

Sometimes: Hallux rigidly refers to degenerative arthritis of the mp joint of the big toe, the joint at the base of the toe. It more commonly occurs after an injury to the toe, such as from turf toe. This refers to an injury to the joint from kicking a ball or spraining it while playing sports. In this case, it may develop in a younger person, it may also develop from many other causes. ...Read more

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What is hallux rigidus?

What is hallux rigidus?

Pre-Arthritic : Hallux limitus is a pre-arthritic condition of the first metatarsal phalangeal joint (big toe joint), that causes narrowing of the joint space, impaction of the phalanx bone upon an elevated first metatarsal, and, and restricted dorsiflexion and plantar flexion of the joint. Over a period of time due to gait dorsal spur of the first metatarsal may develop further restricting range of motion & pain. ...Read more

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What is "hallux rigidus"?

What is "hallux rigidus"?

Arthritic big toe: Hallux rigidus is a condition with no or very limited movement of the big toe joint. This usually secondary to progressive arthritis of the joint or joint injury. A stiffer shoe and good support is usually helpful. Many times surgery in necessary. See for foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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What is hallux rigidus and how do you know you are getting it?

What is hallux rigidus and how do you know you are getting it?

Arthritis in big toe: Hallux rigidus is arthritis (loss of cartilage) in the big toe (mtp) joint. It has a variety of causes including post traumatic, mechanical overload and idiopathic. It is manifest by pain, stiffness, and often "fullness" about the joint. Plain x-rays are usually sufficient to confirm the diagnosis. Orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists are optimal sources to diagnose and treat this problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hallux rigidus?

What are the symptoms of hallux rigidus?

Pain big toe joint: Lack of motion at the big toe joint. Pain in the joint. At times there is swelling depending on the amount of walking and shoes worn. Arthritic changes occur at that joint which also causes you to change the way you walk. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hallux rigidus?

X-ray: Hallux rigidus is a disorder of the joint located at the base of the big toe which can lead to pain and stiffness in the joint. Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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