Podiatrist for Stiff Big Toe Treatment in Lenox Hill, NY
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Do you have limited mobility and pain in your big toe? You may be experiencing Hallux rigidus, or "stiff big toe". This condition is the most common type of arthritis in the foot. It is known to affect the joint at the base of the big toe. Hallux rigidus can impede movement and make it challenging to walk. Our experienced podiatrists can treat your stiff big toe in Lenox Hill, NY, and get you back on your feet.
Common Symptoms of Hallux Rigidus
The most common symptom of hallux rigidus is pain in the big toe joint with activity. This happens while applying pressure or pushing off to walk. There may also be swelling around the big toe joint, difficulty moving and bending the toe, or a bump on top of the big toe joint.
What Causes Hallux Rigidus?
There is no specific cause of hallux rigidus. This condition is typically found in those over age 30 and affects more women than men. There are several risk factors, including:
- Big toe injury
- Elevated or longer first foot bone
- Family history of hallux rigidus or arthritis.
- Abnormalities in foot anatomy
If you have hallux rigidus, common treatment options include pain relievers, anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen, and ice to reduce pain. Additionally, avoiding thin-soled or high-heeled shoes can minimize the pressure at the top of the joint. Our customized orthotics that limit motion at the big toe joint may also help.
If your pain persists after you complete conservative treatment options, surgery may be recommended. During your consultation, our experts can help you determine which surgery is right for you.
Contact Our Podiatrists for Treatment in Lenox Hill, NY, Today
To experience our award-winning podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (646) 657-0070. You may also click here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Have All Your Questions Answered
- Complete Examination
- Custom Treatment Options
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments, cutting-edge technology, and anything else you may want to know about us!