Great Toe Arthritis (Hallux Rigidus)

Great toe arthritis can be caused by a number of different reasons including injury, trauma, age, or gout.  In general, it is a loss of cartilage in the toe that can lead to pain, swelling and decreased range of motion.

Non-Operative Treatment

Non-operative treatment is always the first line of treatment. It can help manage or control symptoms.

  • Stiff soled shoes with a rocker bottom
  • Carbon fiber foot plate in shoe
  • Oral anti-inflammatory medications
  • Topical anti-inflammatory medication (Voltaren gel)
  • Steroid Injections
  • Activity modifications

Surgical Treatment Options

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