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Hallux Rigidus

Hallux rigidus, simply called stiff big toe or turf toe. Hallux Rigidus (also known as Hallux Limitus) is a degenerative disorder that causes a reduction in the range of motion in the big toe or great toe’s first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. Normal gait function might be harmed by this, especially during the propulsive phase.

Symptoms
Symptoms

Early signs and symptoms of hallux rigidus:

Causes
Causes

Many people do not have any clear cause of hallux rigidus but it is most likely to appear due to excessive stress on the toes. Other common causes of hallux rigidus include:

Diagnosis
Diagnosis

The range of motion of your toe joint can be tested by your healthcare practitioner to detect hallux rigidus. Your doctor may want to see how far you can bend your toes up and down. Any bone anomalies or the formation of a bone spur can be seen on an X-ray.

Treatment
Treatment