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Hallux Rigidus

Hallux rigidus is a problem of no or very limited motion at the big toe joint in the foot. It is almost always associated with osteoarthrtis of the joint and is usually painful. It also alters the gait and can result in compensations and symptoms in a number of other locations due to the way it alters the gait. The big toe joint is an important pivot for walking, so to loose that pivot due to hallux rigidus is significant. The only way to restore the pivot is with a rocker on the outside of the shoe or a surgical replacement of the joint. There are a number of things that can be done to help the symptoms and self exercises to mobilize the joint is always useful:

There is more on hallux rigidus at Podiatry Arena and you can ask a question about it at the Foot Health Forum.

August 31, 2012 - Posted by | Foot Problems

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