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.