Exercises for Hallux Rigidus
Monday, 2 November 2015 | John
Hallux rigidus is arthritis of the main joint of the big toe. It causes the big to become stiff and painful because the toe cannot bend as much as it should. There’s no definitive cause, and there’s no easy cure for it. However, exercising your big toe can help relieve the pain and other symptoms it can bring.
One of the most important aims of hallux rigidus exercises is to improve your big toe’s range of motion, and these exercises aim to do just that.
Be sure to consult with a doctor before attempting these exercises for hallux rigidus so you know they’re right for you.
Bending Back and Forward
Pull and Twist
Spread and Press
What Else Can I Do?
Another great way to help with hallux rigidus is to wear shoe insoles for it. One of the ways shoe insoles for hallux rigidus can help is by reducing the motion of the big toe while you walk, which can help reduce the pain walking with hallux rigidus can cause.
Another way they can help is to reduce the pressure on the joint, which reduces the strain it goes under and helps reduce pain. And by supporting your foot they can also help improve your gait.
If you’re interested in getting your hands on some insoles for hallux rigidus, head on over to Shoe Insoles and check out our range of Shoe Insoles for Hallux Rigidus.