Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe)

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This condition, also known as hallux limitus, is a form of degenerative arthritis that affects the joint at the base of the big toe. It causes pain and stiffness in the big toe, which increases over time as the toe becomes increasingly rigid and hard to bend.

What is hallux rigidus (stiff big toe)?

This detailed video describes the condition of hallux rigidus, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options include custom orthotic devices for the shoes, anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, and physical therapy. Severe cases may require surgery.