Arthritic Big Toe - Hallux Rigidus

Arthritic Big Toe - Hallux Rigidus from Podiatric Surgery Centre P/L

By: Podiatric Surgery Centre P/L  16-Jan-2013
Keywords: Arthritic Big Toe Surgery, Hallux Rigidus, Arthritic Big Toe,

Common causes of hallux rigidus are faulty function (biomechanics) and structural abnormalities of the foot that can lead to osteoarthritis in the big toe joint. This type of arthritis – the kind that results from “wear and tear” – often develops in people who have defects that change the way their foot and big toe functions. For example, those with fallen arches or excessive pronation (rolling in) of the ankles are susceptible to developing hallux rigidus. The sooner this condition is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. Therefore, the best time to see a foot and ankle surgeon is when you first notice symptoms. If you wait until bone spurs develop, your condition is likely to be more difficult to manage. In diagnosing hallux rigidus, Mr Amir will examine your feet and move the toe to determine its range of motion. X-rays help determine how much arthritis is present as well as to evaluate any bone spurs or other abnormalities that may have formed. In some cases, surgery is the only way to eliminate or reduce pain. There are several types of surgery for treatment of hallux rigidus. In selecting the procedure or combination of procedures for your particular case, Mr Amir will take into consideration the extent of your deformity based on the x-ray findings, your age, your activity level, and other factors. The length of the recovery period will vary, depending on the procedure or procedures performed.

Keywords: Arthritic Big Toe, Arthritic Big Toe Surgery, Hallux Rigidus,

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