1(480) 840-3457 Request Appointment

Arthritic Big Toe

by | | 313 comments

Hallux Rigidus

What Is Hallux Rigidus?

Hallux rigidus is a disorder of the joint located at the base of the big toe. It causes pain and stiffness in the joint, and with time it gets increasingly harder to bend the toe.  ‘Hallux” refers to the big toe, while “rigidus” indicates that the toe is rigid and cannot move. Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis. This disorder can be very troubling and even disabling, since we use the big toe whenever we walk, stoop down, climb up, or even stand. Many patients confuse hallux rigidus with a bunion, which affects the same joint, but they are very different conditions requiring different treatment. Because hallux rigidus is a progressive condition, the toe’s motion decreases as time goes on. In its earlier stage, when motion of the big toe is only somewhat limited, the condition is called “hallux limitus.” But as the problem advances, the toe’s range of motion gradually decreases until it potentially reaches the end stage of “rigidus,” in which the big toe becomes stiff, or what is sometimes called a “frozen joint.”

Causes of Hallus Rigidus

Common causes of hallux rigidus are faulty function (biomechanics) and structural abnormalities of the foot that can lead to osteoarthritis in the big toe joint. This type of arthritis – the kind that results from “wear and tear” – often develops in people who have defects that change the way their foot and big toe functions. For example, those with fallen arches or excessive pronation (rolling in) of the ankles are susceptible to developing hallux rigidus. In some people, hallux rigidus runs in the family and is a result of inheriting a foot type that is prone to developing this condition. In other cases, it is associated with overuse – especially among people engaged in activities or jobs that increase the stress on the big toe, such as workers who often have to stoop or squat. Hallux rigidus can also result from an injury, such as stubbing your toe. Or it may be caused by inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout. Your foot and ankle surgeon can determine the cause of your hallux rigidus and recommend the best treatment.

Symptoms of Hallus Rigidus

Early signs and symptoms include:

  • Pain and stiffness in the big toe during use (walking, standing, bending, etc.)
  • Pain and stiffness aggravated by cold, damp weather
  • Difficulty with certain activities (running, squatting)
  • Swelling and inflammation around the joint

As the disorder gets more serious, additional symptoms may develop, including:

  • Pain, even during rest
  • Difficulty wearing shoes because bone spurs (overgrowths) develop
  • Dull pain in the hip, knee, or lower back due to changes in the way you walk
  • Limping (in severe cases)

Diagnosis of Hallus Rigidus

The sooner this condition is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. Therefore, the best time to see a foot and ankle surgeon is when you first notice symptoms. If you wait until bone spurs develop, your condition is likely to be more difficult to manage. In diagnosing hallux rigidus, the surgeon will examine your feet and move the toe to determine its range of motion. X-rays help determine how much arthritis is present as well as to evaluate any bone spurs or other abnormalities that may have formed. Non-Surgical Treatment In many cases, early treatment may prevent or postpone the need for surgery in the future. Treatment for mild or moderate cases of hallux rigidus may include

  • Shoe modifications. Shoes with a large toe box put less pressure on your toe. Stiff or rocker-bottom soles may also be recommended.
  • Orthotic devices. Custom orthotic devices may improve foot function.
  • Medications. Oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, may be recommended to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Injection therapy. Injections of corticosteroids may reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Physical therapy. Ultrasound therapy or other physical therapy modalities may be undertaken to provide temporary relief.

When Is Surgery Needed?

In some cases, surgery is the only way to eliminate or reduce pain. There are several types of surgery for treatment of hallux rigidus. In selecting the procedure or combination of procedures for your particular case, the foot and ankle surgeon will take into consideration the extent of your deformity based on the x-ray findings, your age, your activity level, and other factors. The length of the recovery period will vary, depending on the procedure or procedures performed.

313 Comments

  1. MichaelNem

    generic pills without a doctor prescription: https://genericwdp.com/ generic drugs without doctor’s prescription

    Reply
  2. Jeffreycek

    п»їviagra pills п»їviagra pills
    generic viagra walmart

    Reply
  3. Jeffreycek

    generic viagra walmart cost of viagra
    buy viagra online canada

    Reply
  4. wheetebuh

    [url=http://hcialischeapc.com/]where can i buy cialis on line[/url]

    Reply
  5. Stanleyjaw

    paxil for anxiety paxil cost

    Reply
  6. Terrymic

    order ed pills buy ed drugs
    cheap ed pills

    Reply
  7. ElmerDum

    cheap ed pills from canada buy ed drugs
    canadian drug

    Reply
  8. Billydiert

    cefixime for sale: buy myambutol
    buy clindamycin generic

    Reply
  9. Danilojup

    completely free dating site
    [url=”http://stfreeonlinedating.com/?”]free dating [/url]

    Reply
  10. BillyLipsy

    ed meds: ed pills cialis pills

    Reply
  11. asmr https://0mniartist.tumblr.com

    Hi there, I discovered your blog via Google while looking for a related
    matter, your site came up, it seems to be good.
    I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, simply became aware of your blog thru Google, and found that it’s really informative.
    I am gonna watch out for brussels. I will be grateful in case you proceed this in future.
    Many other people will be benefited out of your writing.
    Cheers! 0mniartist asmr

    Reply
  12. TimothyCrusa

    local women dates
    [url=”http://freedatingste.com/?”]adult personals free [/url]

    Reply
  13. JamesCag

    can you buy viagra over the counter viagra no prescription viagra online without prescription

    Reply
  14. TimothyCrusa

    free online dating sites
    [url=”http://freedatingsitesus.com/?”]free single personal ads [/url]

    Reply
  15. 0mniartist

    Hi there, every time i used to check website posts here early in the break of day, because i enjoy to find out more and more.
    0mniartist asmr

    Reply
  16. Claudhaw

    100mg doxycycline: cheap doxycycline – doxycycline monohydrate

    Reply
  17. asmr https://0mniartist.tumblr.com

    Appreciating the persistence you put into your site and in depth information you offer.

    It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed information. Fantastic read!
    I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your
    RSS feeds to my Google account. 0mniartist asmr

    Reply
  18. bitly.com

    Great post. 0mniartist asmr

    Reply
  19. Claudhaw

    diflucan medicine: diflucan – diflucan pill

    Reply
  20. Myronenuff

    free foreign dating sites free no fee
    [url=”http://stfreeonlinedating.com/?”]online dating site [/url]

    Reply
  21. http://bitly.com/3ggaR7J

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you
    knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet
    my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite
    some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience
    with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.
    0mniartist asmr

    Reply
  22. Robertenemn

    buy metformin 1000 mg without prescription: metformin – buy metformin on line

    Reply
  23. Robertenemn

    medicine for erectile: buy erection pills – ed pills comparison

    Reply
  24. Charlesvew

    generic for ventolin: cheap ventolin – ventolin hfa 108
    price of valtrex without insurance

    Reply
  25. Charlesvew

    tadalafil 20mg best price: tadalafil 20mg for sale – generic tadalafil
    valtrex prescription online

    Reply
  26. Charlesvew

    order valtrex online: generic valtrex – how much is a valtrex prescription
    valtrex generic canada

    Reply
  27. Charlesvew

    valtrex generic in mexico: cheap valtrex – valtrex price
    buy valtrex online uk

    Reply
  28. gamefly your

    Actually when someone doesn’t be aware of after that its up to other people that they will assist,
    so here it takes place.

    Reply
  29. of asmr

    Hmm it appears like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up
    what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything.
    Do you have any tips and hints for first-time blog writers?
    I’d certainly appreciate it.

    Reply
  30. asmr there

    This post gives clear idea in support of the new visitors of blogging,
    that really how to do blogging and site-building.

    Reply
  31. MichaelFaurN

    online pharmacy australia paypal – ed drugs canadian neighbor pharmacy or canada drugs

    Reply
  32. on asmr

    I appreciate, cause I found just what I was taking a look for.
    You have ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day.

    Bye

    Reply
  33. MichaelFaurN

    best online foreign pharmacy – ed pills canadian mail order pharmacy or pharmacy com

    Reply
  34. PeterLoowl

    buy cialis shipping canada ed pills – cialis original for sale
    cost of cialis without insurance

    Reply
  35. gamefly this

    When some one searches for his necessary thing, thus he/she wishes to be
    available that in detail, so that thing is maintained over here.

    Reply
  36. asmr this

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could
    add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and
    was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your
    blog and I look forward to your new updates.

    Reply
  37. PeterLoowl

    original cialis low price ed drugs – buy cheap cialis overnight
    п»їhow much does cialis cost with insurance

    Reply
  38. http://bit.ly/

    If some one wishes expert view about blogging and site-building then i
    propose him/her to go to see this webpage, Keep up the
    pleasant work.

    Reply
  39. for asmr

    Thanks very interesting blog!

    Reply
  40. but asmr

    Thanks for your marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it, you may be a
    great author.I will always bookmark your blog and
    will eventually come back later on. I want to encourage
    continue your great posts, have a nice evening!

    Reply
  41. AnthonyJox

    viagra without prescription buy viagra online – viagra dosage recommendations
    buy viagra online without a prescription

    Reply
  42. Javierwhoth

    tinder date , tinder date
    [url=”http://tinderentrar.com/?”]tinder website [/url]

    Reply
  43. AnthonyJox

    blue pill viagra viagra coupon – viagra dosage
    buy generic viagra online

    Reply
  44. BradleyWhogs

    buy cialis online viagra buy cialis ebay – buy cialis toronto
    cialis 20mg low price

    Reply
  45. BradleyWhogs

    buy cialis tadalafil uk can i buy cialis in toronto – cialis without presciption in usa
    buy cialis canadian

    Reply
  46. BradleyWhogs

    where can i buy cialis without a prescription generic cialis canadian – buy cialis cheap canada
    buy cialis cheaper online

    Reply
  47. https://coub.com/stories/962966-scoliosis-surgery

    scoliosis
    Having read this I thought it was extremely enlightening.
    I appreciate you spending some time and energy to
    put this informative article together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time
    both reading and posting comments. But so what, it
    was still worth it! scoliosis

    Reply
  48. tinyurl.com

    scoliosis
    When some one searches for his required thing, therefore he/she wishes to be available that in detail, thus that thing is maintained over here.
    scoliosis

    Reply
  49. Josephoptit

    ivermectin 80 mg: buy ivermectin – cost of ivermectin lotion

    Reply
  50. bit.ly

    scoliosis
    Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

    scoliosis

    Reply
  51. https://6869milesoflove.tumblr.com/

    free dating sites
    Can I simply say what a relief to discover a person that genuinely knows what they’re
    discussing on the internet. You actually understand how
    to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people have to read this and understand this side of the story.

    It’s surprising you’re not more popular given that you surely have
    the gift. free dating sites

    Reply
  52. Xqcwnn

    viagra cialis contrareembolso – site viagra 100mg

    Reply
  53. there asmr

    I think this is one of the most significant info
    for me. And i am glad reading your article. But want to
    remark on few general things, The web site style is wonderful,
    the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers

    Reply
  54. KeenanNal

    how long does viagra last female viagra – buy generic viagra online

    Reply
  55. PabEsowsbar

    where to buy generic cialis online safely buy cialis pills where to get tadalafil tadalafil generic where to buy [url=https://cttadalafil.com/ ]tadalafil daily online [/url]

    Reply
  56. dating sites that

    I must thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site.
    I am hoping to view the same high-grade content from you in the
    future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my very own website now 😉

    Reply
  57. our free dating sites

    I read this piece of writing completely on the topic of the comparison of most up-to-date
    and previous technologies, it’s remarkable article.

    Reply
  58. DymnCyncDyday

    tadalafil price walmart [url=https://cttadalafil.com/ ]generic cialis online fast shipping [/url] cheap generic cialis for sale generic cialis tadalafil https://tadacipetadalafil.com/

    Reply
  59. WilliamBut

    cialis 20mg usa cialis 20mg usa – cialis online daily

    Reply
  60. WilliamBut

    cialis original for sale buy cheap cialis uk – buy cialis insurancecialis online without prescription

    Reply
  61. my free dating sites

    Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established
    blog. Is it very difficult to set up your own blog?
    I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick.
    I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not
    sure where to begin. Do you have any points or suggestions?
    Thank you

    Reply
  62. plaquenil drug

    hydroxychloroquine safe [url=https://hydroxychloroquinex.com/#]methotrexate[/url] what is hydroxychloroquine

    Reply
  63. the scoliosis surgery

    I know this site presents quality depending posts and additional material, is there any other site which
    provides these kinds of things in quality?

    Reply
  64. surgery scoliosis in

    Hello! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with
    us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking
    and will be tweeting this to my followers! Wonderful blog and brilliant style and design.

    Reply
  65. or free dating sites

    I’m impressed, I must say. Rarely do I come across
    a blog that’s both equally educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you have hit the
    nail on the head. The problem is something not enough men and women are speaking
    intelligently about. Now i’m very happy that I found this during my hunt for
    something relating to this.

    Reply
  66. free dating sites off

    I just like the valuable information you supply on your articles.
    I will bookmark your blog and test again right here frequently.
    I am reasonably certain I’ll learn many new stuff proper here!
    Good luck for the following!

    Reply
  67. tinyurl.com

    Great info. Lucky me I discovered your website by accident (stumbleupon).
    I’ve saved it for later!

    Reply
  68. tinyurl.com

    This post is genuinely a good one it assists new net viewers, who are wishing for blogging.

    Reply
  69. Numberswex

    periactin tablets 4mg uk generic claritin – 6.00 allegra coupon

    Reply
  70. Azjtfc

    buy cialis online cheap india – cialis 10 cialis canada over the counter

    Reply
  71. Numberswex

    canadian pharmacy no prescription needed mail order pharmacy – canadian pharmacy cialis

    Reply
  72. Kevinred

    canadian pharmacy ed pills viagra without a doctor prescription

    Reply
  73. EdwardErosy

    when will viagra be generic https://viagrabng.com/# where can i buy viagra over the counter

    Reply
  74. Claytonpyday

    how much is amoxicillin buy amoxil – where to buy amoxicillin

    Reply
  75. Leia

    Genuinely when someone doesn’t be aware of afterward its up to other users that they will help, so
    here it occurs.

    Reply
  76. Claytonpyday

    cheap chloroquine cheap chloroquine – chloroquine india

    Reply
  77. CharlesErrox

    when will viagra be generic – 100mg viagra buy viagra online usa

    Reply
  78. Pedrohip

    buy viagra online usa: viagra – viagra without a doctor prescription usa

    Reply
  79. Pedrohip

    best place to buy generic viagra online: viagra – cost of viagra

    Reply
  80. BryanDus

    buy canadian drugs online ed drugs – best online pharmacy

    Reply
  81. JoshuaTeX

    ivermectin purchase buy stromectol – ivermectin 2ml

    Reply
  82. buy weed near me

    Thanks again for the article post.Much thanks again.

    Reply
  83. Williamjem

    hydroxychloroquine tablet ip 200 mg buy plaquenil – plaquenil 200mg price

    Reply
  84. Nadia

    Somebody essentially assist to make seriously articles I would
    state. This is the first time I frequented your website page and
    up to now? I surprised with the analysis you made
    to create this actual put up incredible. Fantastic task!

    Reply
  85. Williamjem

    buy lisinopril 10 mg online lisinopril generic – order lisinopril without a prescription

    Reply
  86. seks homo

    Looking forward to reading more. Great blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Great.

    Reply
  87. tiktok followers

    Very informative blog post.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

    Reply
  88. buy weed

    A big thank you for your blog.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

    Reply
  89. weed near me

    Im grateful for the blog article. Really Cool.

    Reply
  90. buy weed online

    Looking forward to reading more. Great blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

    Reply
  91. Herald Net

    I really liked your blog article.Really thank you! Much obliged.

    Reply
  92. buy weed online

    Very informative blog article.Really thank you! Keep writing.

    Reply
  93. lingerie chubby

    Thanks-a-mundo for the blog. Keep writing.

    Reply
  94. anal butt plug

    I appreciate you sharing this blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

    Reply
  95. Chrissam

    stromectol drug ivermectin – ivermectin ebay

    Reply
  96. Carl Scholz

    Major thanks for the article.Really thank you! Really Great.

    Reply
  97. navigate here

    Major thanks for the article.Much thanks again. Really Great.

    Reply
  98. official source

    Wow, great blog article.Much thanks again. Awesome.

    Reply
  99. Brendanbeere

    ed aids: vitamins for ed – ed treatments that really work

    Reply
  100. ufa

    I truly appreciate this post.Thanks Again. Really Cool.

    Reply
  101. Peter Henderlite

    I’d like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I really hope to see the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own, personal website now 😉

    Reply
  102. Coaching Retreats

    There is definately a great deal to find out about this issue. I like all of the points you have made.

    Reply
  103. Live Coaching Events

    Excellent article! We will be linking to this particularly great article on our site. Keep up the great writing.

    Reply
  104. Executive Coaching

    A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you should publish more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but typically people don’t discuss these topics. To the next! Cheers!!

    Reply
  105. houses for sale twin lakes

    When I initially commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment. There has to be a means you are able to remove me from that service? Appreciate it!

    Reply
  106. homes for sale twin lakes id

    I enjoy reading through a post that will make men and women think. Also, thank you for permitting me to comment!

    Reply
  107. Confidence Coaching

    Hi, I do think this is a great website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to return once again since i have bookmarked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

    Reply
  108. Transformation Coaching

    Everyone loves it when people come together and share views. Great blog, continue the good work!

    Reply
  109. Transformation Coaching

    Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am going through issues with your RSS. I donít know why I can’t subscribe to it. Is there anybody else getting identical RSS issues? Anybody who knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanx!!

    Reply
  110. Communication Training

    Hi, I do think this is an excellent blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to come back once again since I book marked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

    Reply
  111. Online Coaching Courses

    Everything is very open with a really clear clarification of the issues. It was definitely informative. Your site is very helpful. Thank you for sharing!

    Reply
  112. male sex toys

    Wow, great blog.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

    Reply
  113. RobertCamma

    price of viagra viagra discount – cost of viagra

    Reply
  114. Peterpat

    where can i buy viagra over the counter generic viagra – where can i buy viagra over the counter

    Reply
  115. best sex toys for men

    Very good blog.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…

    Reply
  116. sexy sex gift

    Looking forward to reading more. Great post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

    Reply
  117. RobertCamma

    viagra online usa blue pill viagra – viagra from india

    Reply
  118. Ttxvja

    ivermectin 3 mg tabs – where can i buy oral ivermectin

    Reply
  119. view website

    Thanks so much for the blog article.Thanks Again. Really Cool.

    Reply
  120. local electricians

    Hey, thanks for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…

    Reply
  121. website here

    Hey, thanks for the post.Really thank you! Really Great.

    Reply
  122. best CBD oil UK

    Enjoyed every bit of your article post.Thanks Again. Keep writing.

    Reply
  123. RobertAssus

    buy cialis very cheap prices fast delivery buy cialis online best price – much does cialis cost without insurance

    Reply
  124. Lost ways pdf free

    I loved your blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

    Reply
  125. Wayneunisy

    buy cialis tadalafil uk buy cialis tadalafil uk – how to get ciails without a doctor

    Reply
  126. CBD oils UK

    Very neat article.Thanks Again. Want more.

    Reply
  127. MichaelMeata

    local dating sites for free
    [url=”http://datingsitesfirst.com/?”]best dating sites for women[/url]

    Reply
  128. Jesse Grillo

    Very neat post.Much thanks again.

    Reply
  129. water damage Portsmouth

    I appreciate you sharing this blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

    Reply
  130. prostate toy

    Major thanks for the article post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This