T Jay Kleeman, MD, Foot and Ankle Specialist, Instagram   Appointments :
Broomfield  (303) 544-3820

Longmont (720) 718-8288

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

Practice Location:

Broomfield Orthopedic Clinic
875 W 136th Ave
Broomfield, CO 80023
(303) 544-9828

CU Medicine Orthopedics
1551 Professional Lane, Suite 200,

Longmont, CO 80501
(720) 718-8288

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Opening Hours:

M  8:00 am–4:30 pm
T 8:00 am–4:30 pm
W  8:00 am–4:30 pm
TH 8:00 am–4:30 pm
F  8:00 am-4:30 pm
S     Closed
SU  Closed


Foot and Ankle Fractures
Tendon Ruptures of the Foot and Ankle
Ankle Replacement
Foot and Ankle Deformity Correction
Bunion Correction
Ankle Arthroscopy
Nonoperative Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Care

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