Hallux Rigidus literally means “stiff big toe”. The condition is a type of degenerative arthritis in which the joint surfaces at one of the joints in your big toe begin to both wear away and develop extra, joint – limiting bone along the margins, called osteophytes or ‘spurs’. This joint is important because it has to bend significantly every time you take a step.
Walking may become difficult and painful. As you change your gait or walking style because of pain or luck of motion you your big toe, other common problems can occur in your knees, hips and low back.
Diagnosis of this condition is often done by physical exam and x-ray.
How is it treated?
Anti-inflammatory agents, footwear, surgery and foot orthotics.
For Treatment or Prevention OF ARTHRITIS IN BIG TOE, Contact Our Foot Experts at One of Our Kirkland, Everett OR Renton Locations.
Taking care of your feet is important to your overall health. Be sure to see a podiatrist at the Integrative Foot & Ankle Centers of Washington located in Kirkland, Everett and Renton. Call (425) 678-3877 or visit our contact page to get in touch.