Hallux Rigidus

Symptoms of Hallux Rigidus

Symptoms are mainly related to inflammation and damage in the metatarsophalngeal joint (MPJ) of the big toe. They may include:

  • Stiffness and inability to move the big toe up or down;
  • Swelling in the MPJ behind the big toe;
  • Pain and soreness in the MPJ below the big toe, especially when the foot pushes off the ground during walking or running;
  • A bump or protrusion (bone spur) on the dorsal (top) side of the first metatarsal bone just behind the big toe.

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