Hallux rigidus is a disorder at the base of the
big toe. It causes pain and stiffness and with
time it gets increasingly harder to bend the toe.
“Hallux” refers to the big toe, while “rigidus” indicates that the toe
is rigid and cannot move - this is a form of degenerative arthritis
that limits movement and is progressive as time goes on leading to
a “frozen joint”.
Our in office modality Shockwave Therapy can break up stiffness
and the scar tissue conservatively without invasive treatments.
Additionally, altering the biomechanics with Custom Foot Orthotics
can decrease the stress through the big toe causing the degeneration
in the first place. Give us a call today with any questions - we are
here to keep you active, walking and mobile.
Katia Langton is trained as a doctor of Chiropractic. She is the owner and operator of Oceanwalk Pedorthic Footcare and is also the Secretary of the Diabetic Foot Stream Committee of the International Diabetes Federation and co-authored the latest IDF guidelines to protect The Diabetic foot from breakdown.