Hallux Rigidus Treatment
Non-surgical hallux rigidus treatment:
Whenever possible, our foot specialists will recommend a non-surgical treatment, this may include:
- Orthotics and specialist footwear
- Joint Lubricant and Steroid Injection
- Manipulation Under Anaesthesia
- Splinting and activity modification
Hallux rigidus surgery:
If surgery is needed to treat Hallux Rigidus then the surgery choice depends upon the degree of joint damage, the patients job, footwear choice and anticipated activities. X-rays will be carried out prior to surgery to assess the joint damage.
Surgery options may include:
- Cheilectomy: Just shaving off the extra bone spurs that are blocking movement and restricting joint movement.
- Osteotomy: To re-align joint to improve function.
- Joint Implant: An artificial joint with similar properties to normal joint. Not suitable for everyone
- Joint Fusion: Eliminate all movement and pain in joint.
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Thoughts and advice on foot health care from the Podogo team.