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Those experiencing pain and limited mobility of the big toe may be experiencing Hallux rigidus, or "stiff big toe". This condition is the most common type of arthritis in the foot and affects the joint at the base of the big toe. Hallux rigidus can impede movement and make walking difficult. Thankfully, our experienced podiatrists can help your stiff big toe in New York, 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. This occurs with activity, especially when applying pressure or pushing off to walk. You may also have swelling around the big toe joint, difficulty moving and bending the toe, and a bump on top of the big toe joint.
What Causes Hallux Rigidus?
There is no specific cause of hallux rigidus. However, this condition usually occurs in those over the age of 30 and commonly affects more women. Several other risk factors include:
- Big toe injury
- Elevated or longer first foot bone
- Family history of hallux rigidus or arthritis
- Other abnormalities in foot anatomy
Treatment Options for Hallux Rigidus
If you have hallux rigidus, at-home treatment methods include pain relievers, anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen, and ice to reduce pain. Avoiding thin-soled or high-heeled shoes can minimize the pressure at the top of the joint. Additionally, our customized orthotics that limit motion at the big toe joint also can help.
If your pain persists after you have exhausted at-treatment methods, surgery will be recommended. Our specialists can help determine which surgery is right for you during your consultation.
Contact Our Podiatrists to Treat Stiff Big Toe in New York, 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!