Hallux rigidus is arthritis of the joint at the base of the 1st toe. Hallux rigidus is a Latin term with the word “Hallux” meaning big toe and “rigidus” meaning stiff. It is usually caused by wear and tear arthritis (osteoarthritis) or a previous injury. It can affect both feet but you are not at any higher risk of arthritis in other joints of the body.
There are simple treatments which do not involve an operation.
One of our specialist podiatrists will be able to give advice on these types of treatment. In the clinic x-rays are obtained to assess the extent of the disease and to help determine the best options for treatment.