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. Damage to this joint may result in stiffness and pain. A bony spur on the top of the bone may develop, making the joint painful when walking or running. 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:
- Custom foot orthoses
- Extra width/depth footwear
- Carbon stiffener
- Rocker sole
- Assistance with footwear selection
Orthotics Plus has extensive experience managing this condition. We will generally be able to greatly reduce your pain and increase the distance you can walk or run painfree.
To determine the most appropriate treatment for you, we recommend booking an initial consultation to discuss your concerns in more detail.