Hallux Rigidus

Hallux rigidus is a condition where the big toe joint does not move up enough, causing pain.  It is usually due to wear and tear arthritis.  The big toe should move up about 60 degrees, and the arthritis decreases that.  There may also be joint damage such as bone spurring and absence of cartilage.  Treatments for the condition include wearing comfortable rigid or rocker soled shoes, orthotics, and surgical correction.  For more information, please click this link.