Great Toe Arthritis (Hallux Rigidus) Treatment

One of the most common sites for arthritis is at the base of the great toe in the metatarsophalangeal joint.

This joint is regularly flexed with each step we take. A bony spur on the top of the bone may develop, making the joint stiff and painful when walking. This is called Hallux Rigidus.

The symptoms of Hallux Rigidus include:

  • Pain in the joint when walking, particularly during push off
  • Swelling around the joint area
  • A bump on the top of the foot
  • Severe stiffness in the great toe, particularly when bending upwards

With Hallux Rigidus, patients may require:

To determine the most appropriate treatment for you, we recommend booking an initial consultation to discuss your concerns in more detail.