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How can pain from hallux rigidus (arthritus of the big toe) be relieved?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: A mortons

Extension on an orthotic at times can be helpful, this will decrease any residual motion which may be present.
Injections are sometimes employed. This is, however, a structural problem and surgery might be the best option for this. (recovery times are not bad for this procedure.).

In brief: A mortons

Extension on an orthotic at times can be helpful, this will decrease any residual motion which may be present.
Injections are sometimes employed. This is, however, a structural problem and surgery might be the best option for this. (recovery times are not bad for this procedure.).
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Medication

Physical therapy, injections, and surgical intervention.

In brief: Medication

Physical therapy, injections, and surgical intervention.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Bryan Mohr
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a Podiatrist

Need to limit the motion of the big toe joint, this can be done via orthotics and proper fitting/functioning shoes.
Limit motion = decreased pain. Start with conservative treatments before going to surgery. During painful flare ups, try ice and elevation, sometimes heat helps.

In brief: See a Podiatrist

Need to limit the motion of the big toe joint, this can be done via orthotics and proper fitting/functioning shoes.
Limit motion = decreased pain. Start with conservative treatments before going to surgery. During painful flare ups, try ice and elevation, sometimes heat helps.
Dr. Bryan Mohr
Dr. Bryan Mohr
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Conservative treatment may consist of injections, padding, anti-infalmmatory medication(temporarily), as well as orthotics or shoe modifications.
Various surgical procedures may be performed such as fusion, arththroplast, implant or joint and /or bone remodeling.

In brief: See below

Conservative treatment may consist of injections, padding, anti-infalmmatory medication(temporarily), as well as orthotics or shoe modifications.
Various surgical procedures may be performed such as fusion, arththroplast, implant or joint and /or bone remodeling.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Conservative/Surgery

Some conservative options include anti-inflammatory medication, pain medication, steroid injection, padding, strapping, orthoces, orthopedic shoes.
Surgery can be considered if you have exhausted your conservative options.

In brief: Conservative/Surgery

Some conservative options include anti-inflammatory medication, pain medication, steroid injection, padding, strapping, orthoces, orthopedic shoes.
Surgery can be considered if you have exhausted your conservative options.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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