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Is hallux rigidus hereditary?

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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: It can be.

It can be but usually there are external environmental factors that contribute to the deformity.

In brief: It can be.

It can be but usually there are external environmental factors that contribute to the deformity.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Not usually

While some arthritic conditions can have a hereditary component, hallux rigidus doesn't usually.
Trauma and mechanical factors often play a role in it's development.

In brief: Not usually

While some arthritic conditions can have a hereditary component, hallux rigidus doesn't usually.
Trauma and mechanical factors often play a role in it's development.
Dr. Robert Leland
Dr. Robert Leland
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