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Let Silverstone Podiatry Put a Stop to Your Toe Pain

new york ny foot doctorIf you suffer from hallux rigidus (aka “stiff big toe”), then our New York, NY, foot doctor, Dr. Nick, and our team at Silverstone Podiatry can help. Hallux rigidus is a form of degenerative arthritis that attacks the joint of your big toe, and it can continue to worsen over time if not treated by a properly trained and experienced New York, NY, foot doctor. We provide both non-surgical and surgical options to help restore your mobility and eliminate your pain.

What Are the Symptoms of Hallux Rigidus?

Some patients with hallux rigidus mistakenly believe they have a bunion, since both of these conditions affect the same joint in your body. However, bunions and hallux rigidus are quite different conditions that require different treatment approaches.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t wait to schedule an appointment with our experienced New York, NY, foot doctor and surgeon…

  • Pain or stiffness in your big toe when you walk, stand, or bend
  • Swelling or inflammation around your big toe joint
  • Cold or damp weather aggravates your big toe pain or stiffness

As the hallux rigidus in your big toe progresses, you may also begin to experience more advanced symptoms, such as…

  • Pain in your big toe while at rest
  • Trouble wearing shoes due to bone spurs
  • Chronic ache or pain in your hip, knee, or lower back (caused by changes in how you walk)
  • Limping when you walk

Available Treatments

Our approach to treatment begins with the following conservative options:

  • Properly-fitting shoes – Wear shoes that have plenty of room for your toes
  • Restrict toe movement – Avoid activities that place stress on your toe and use a shoe pad to further limit its movement
  • Anti-inflammatory medications – NSAIDs like ibuprofen can relieve pain and reduce swelling
  • Foot soaks – Try soaking your foot in hot water for 30 seconds, then cold water for 30 seconds to relieve inflammation and pain
  • Injections – Corticosteroid injections can help reduce pain

Surgery may be recommended if the above conservative treatment methods are not successful at eliminating your pain.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Experienced New York, NY, Foot Doctor Today

Call our New York City podiatry office at 646.657.0070 or click here to request your Silverstone Podiatry consultation and exam with Dr. Nick Argerakis. Come see why thousands of people in Manhattan and the Tri-State area trust their foot and ankle care to Silverstone Podiatry! We proudly offer same-day and weekend appointments with virtually no wait times. Start your path back to a pain-free life today!

Dr. Nick Is a 5-Star-Rated New York, NY Foot Doctor for Hallux Rigidus, aka Stiff Big Toe – Serving Manhattan

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