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  • Smyrna Office
  • Stonecrest Physicians Building
    300 Stonecrest Blvd, Ste 450

    Smyrna, TN 37167
  • Phone: (615) 220-8788
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  • Brentwood Office
  • 10644 Concord Road
    Brentwood, TN 37027
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  • Hermitage Office
  • Summit Outpatient Center
    3901 Central Pike, Ste 353

    Hermitage, TN 37076
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  • Fax: (615) 889-2370
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  • Lebanon Office
  • 1424 Baddour Pkwy, Ste E
    Lebanon, TN 37087
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  • Bellevue Office
  • 140 Belle Forest Circle
    Nashville, TN 37221
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  • Mt. Juliet Office
  • 660 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 120
    Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
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  • Waverly Office
  • 110 Hillwood Drive
    Waverly, TN 37185
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Stiffness in the Big Toe

Hallux Limitus causes a stiffening in the big toe joint. The condition typically develops due to an irregular positioning of the first metatarsal bone. If the condition is not treated, it can lead to more joint problems, calluses, and/or diabetic foot ulcers. Bone spurs may also form on the top of the big toe joint, which can be very painful.

Treatments for Hallux Limitus may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Cortisone injections
  • Orthotic devices

Remember to always consult your doctor before taking any medications. If you are experiencing a stiffening in the big toe, you should see a podiatrist for an evaluation. It is important to have the condition treated before further problems develop. The more problems that develop, the harder the condition will be to treat.

If the bone spurring around the joint becomes severe, surgery may be necessary.