What is Hallux Rigidus?

Monday, 6 July 2015  |  Admin

Hallux Rigidus, or to give it a less scientific name, Turf Toe, is a foot condition where arthritis affects the movement of the big toe.

Hallux Rigidus...Why Me?

Hallux Rigidus is caused by the wear and tear of daily life taking its toll on the joint of the big toe. Anyone can be made subject to life with a stiff big toe, regardless of age or lifestyle, but those who take part in sport or are middle-aged tend to be more likely to develop the conditions, as well as those who have a family history of the condition. It is not uncommon to have both big toes affected. 

Aside from having the eponymous stiffness of the toe, sufferers may also feel pain along the joint and develop Bunions.

Signs and Symptoms:

Symptoms of Hallux Rigidus include:

  • Pain and stiffness in the big toe when walking/standing/bending
  • Pain and stiffness during cold and damp weather
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Persistent pain around the joint
  • Changes to your gait to accommodate the pain/inflexibility of your toe

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Getting You Back on Your Feet

There are several treatments for Hallux Rigidus depending on which stage of the condition you are currently in. Surgery or injection therapy may help improve the functionality of the toe for some long-term sufferers and physical therapy can also help keep the toe in working order. Certain medications be prescribed in order to lessen inflammation and pain.

Fortunately, cases of Hallux Rigidus have not suggested that sufferers are any more likely than others to develop problems in the other joints of the lower limbs. By keeping the toe well supported and in good condition, there is no reason why Hallux Rigidus should stop you doing the things you love - many people may find that an orthotic is the easiest and most suitable form of treatment for helping them carry on with life as normal. 

Feet Consoled with an Insole

There are many insoles available for those looking to lessen the symptoms of Hallux Rigidus, ideally these insoles should offer:

  • Support of the toe
  • Lessened pressure around the toe and joint
  • Assistance in keeping the foot properly balanced, aligned and supported

Visit the Shoe Insoles website for more Insoles for Hallux Rigidus.

  • Designed for Hallux Rigidus (Turf Toe)
  • Redistributes weight away from first metatarsal joint
  • Men's normal arch support insoles
  • Helps keep feet properly aligned, giving a better gait

  • Designed for Hallux Rigidus (Turf Toe)
  • Redistributes weight away from first metatarsal joint
  • Women's normal arch support insoles
  • Helps keep feet properly aligned to improve gait

  • Naturally moulds to your foot shape without heat
  • The non-extra-sensitive alternative to Superfeet Black DMP
  • Patented heel cup and contoured shape supports your foot
  • Anti-odour top coat keeps insoles hygienic

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