top of page

Hallux Rigidus

If you have noticed that your big toe joint is stiff or painful when walking, then it is possible you might have an arthritic.

You might have noticed some hard lumps have formed around the joint or that it seems like you have a bunion, but your toe still points straight forward.

It can be caused by injuries to the joint such as fractures or dropping something heavy on it, but it can also be the result of an active lifestyle (playing a lot of football or running), or you might just be a bit unlucky and have developed it because of how your foot functions.

A lack of movement, on it's own, does not necessarily require treatment. This being said, if it is causing concern then I might be able to reassure you, make some suggestions as to how to improve your symptoms or to discuss what the short, medium and long term complications might be for you.

Hallux Rigidus

Wear and tear' in the big toe joint. Not always painful but will cause a total or partial restriction in movement.

bottom of page