Hallux rigidus is a problem of the big toe joint in which there is little or no motion available. The most common cause of this is osteoarthritis. The joint is usually painful and it also changes the way you walk, which can cause symptoms in a number of other parts of the body. The typical treatment for hallux rigidus is to use a rocker sole on the shoe to encourage a smoother ‘roll over’ for the foot during walking. Injections into the joint are also used to help the pain. If conservative treatment do not help, then there are a number of surgical options.
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