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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)

Simply stated, it is the inability to flex or other wise move the great toe at the metatasal phalangeal joint. This is the joint where the big toe meets the foot. If the big toe has some, but limited movement, then it is referred ...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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Is hallux rigidus hereditary?

In part. : Hallux rigidus is not clearly hereditary but there is probably some component that predisposes some to this problem. However, the major determinants are previous trauma to the joint and repetitive injury that accumulates over time. ...Read more

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Is hallux rigidus always painful?

Not always.: 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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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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Hallux rigidus at 18. Can this happen?

Possibly: Was there an old stubbing injury? If there was any trauma to the great toe joint an arthritic condition can develop. In general it is not common in younger people. ...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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