Mr John McKinley, Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB BMSc(Hons) FRCS(Orth)

Hallux Rigidis

Hallux rigidis is a generative condition of the joint at the base of the big toe – the first metatarsophalangeal joint. This is basically osteoarthritis, but does not mean that you will develop arthritis in any of your other joints. It is a very common condition for all ages.

Symptoms may include loss of movement at the big toe joint and or pain at the joint.

The pain generally worsens when the big toe is bent upwards, which may make the wearing of shoes with a heel or standing on tiptoes painful.

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