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What is hallux rigidus and how do you know you are getting it?
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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree
In brief: Arthritis in big toe
Hallux rigidus is arthritis (loss of cartilage) in the big toe (mtp) joint.
It has a variety of causes including post traumatic, mechanical overload and idiopathic. It is manifest by pain, stiffness, and often "fullness" about the joint. Plain x-rays are usually sufficient to confirm the diagnosis. Orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists are optimal sources to diagnose and treat this problem.

In brief: Arthritis in big toe
Hallux rigidus is arthritis (loss of cartilage) in the big toe (mtp) joint.
It has a variety of causes including post traumatic, mechanical overload and idiopathic. It is manifest by pain, stiffness, and often "fullness" about the joint. Plain x-rays are usually sufficient to confirm the diagnosis. Orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists are optimal sources to diagnose and treat this problem.
Dr. Robert Leland
Dr. Robert Leland
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lack of motion
Hallux rigidus is the lack of adequate motion at the first metatarsophalangeal joint or the ball of the great toe due to arthritis.
This is usually preceded by a period of decreased range of motion to this area. This is usually a diagnosis that your specialist will make following a full examination and radiographs.

In brief: Lack of motion
Hallux rigidus is the lack of adequate motion at the first metatarsophalangeal joint or the ball of the great toe due to arthritis.
This is usually preceded by a period of decreased range of motion to this area. This is usually a diagnosis that your specialist will make following a full examination and radiographs.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Stiffness / Pain
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: Stiffness / Pain
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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