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Is hallux rigidus always painful?
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
In brief: Usually
Sometimes the degeneration of the joint and proliferation of the bone around the joint can inhibit motion to the joint.
At times this limits the movement so much that pain can subside. Most people can't put up with the discomfort long enough for this to occur. Have for foot evaluated by a foot specialists. Visit acfas.Org dr l.

In brief: Usually
Sometimes the degeneration of the joint and proliferation of the bone around the joint can inhibit motion to the joint.
At times this limits the movement so much that pain can subside. Most people can't put up with the discomfort long enough for this to occur. Have for foot evaluated by a foot specialists. Visit acfas.Org dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: Not always.
Hallux rigidity is usually painful because it is really arthritis of the great toe joint.
However, just because the x-rays look ugly doesn't mean it is always painful. For some, the joint may stiffen so much that the pain subsides. But for most it is a painful condition.

In brief: Not always.
Hallux rigidity is usually painful because it is really arthritis of the great toe joint.
However, just because the x-rays look ugly doesn't mean it is always painful. For some, the joint may stiffen so much that the pain subsides. But for most it is a painful condition.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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