If the non-surgical treatments fail to produce desired results, then surgical treatments may be applied to correct the deformity of the affected toe.
For minor cases of Hallux Rigidus that are characterized by mild to moderate damage, a Cheilectomy procedure may be attempted. This involves bone spur from the top of metatarsal being shaved, which creates more room for the toe to bend easily. This alleviates the pain caused by pushing the toe, helps to preserve joint motion and maintain joint stability. For more critical cases, surgeries like Arthrodesis and Interpositional Arthroplasty can be carried out.