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My big toe hurts at the joint and I cannot bend it, it has been like this for a few months?

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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hallux rigidus

You likely have hallux rigidus, arthritis of the big toe.
You may have done something to exacerbate it over the past few months. You don't mention any specific injury. Nsaids and a stuff sole shoe that doesn't bend at the big toe ( to act like a splint) may help. Topical pain creams may help too.

In brief: Hallux rigidus

You likely have hallux rigidus, arthritis of the big toe.
You may have done something to exacerbate it over the past few months. You don't mention any specific injury. Nsaids and a stuff sole shoe that doesn't bend at the big toe ( to act like a splint) may help. Topical pain creams may help too.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Ario Kiarash
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hallux rigidis

These symptoms are most likely seen with arthritis of the great toe mp joint.
The degree of arthritis determines the treatment, if severe you may need surgery. If not a pair of stiff shoes with carbon fiber insoles may do the trick! you need to see your physician and get an exam and x-ray to start!

In brief: Hallux rigidis

These symptoms are most likely seen with arthritis of the great toe mp joint.
The degree of arthritis determines the treatment, if severe you may need surgery. If not a pair of stiff shoes with carbon fiber insoles may do the trick! you need to see your physician and get an exam and x-ray to start!
Dr. Ario Kiarash
Dr. Ario Kiarash
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Which joint?

The joint in the toe (ip joint) or the joint at the base of the toe (mp joint)? In either case i would recommend a visit to the podiatrist for x-rays, clinical exam and a treatment can be offered.
The treatments are different pending which joint is indeed bothering you.

In brief: Which joint?

The joint in the toe (ip joint) or the joint at the base of the toe (mp joint)? In either case i would recommend a visit to the podiatrist for x-rays, clinical exam and a treatment can be offered.
The treatments are different pending which joint is indeed bothering you.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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