Hallux Limitus & Hallux Rigidus: Treatment and Causes
Both hallux limitus and hallux rigidus are disorders affecting the big toe. Patients may experience difficulty walking, stooping, climbing, and standing.
Preferred Foot & Ankle Specialists
Nonsurgical treatment options for hallux rigidus include:
- Corticosteroid injections may help reduce pain and inflammation
- Medications, such as ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, to reduce pain and inflammation
- Orthotic devices to help improve foot function
- Shoe modifications, such as a bigger toe box or rocker-bottom soles, often help remove pressure
Surgery may be the only option to treat the patient’s pain. Before ordering surgery, your podiatrist looks at the extent of deterioration. Other deciding factors include x-rays, age, and activity levels.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jarman or Dr. Weintrub, call (480) 497-3946 today. You may also schedule an appointment via our Zodoc page.