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Hallux Rigidus


  Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD

Hallux Rigidus Treatment

Hallux rigidus is often confused with hallux limitus, which is an earlier stage of the condition. The former often requires surgery, whereas the latter can be treated with conservative measures. It is important to identify the difference, as this foot/ankle condition can greatly impact patient mobility.

If there is a loss of flexibility in the big toe, hallux rigidus is a common cause. This is the result of arthritis in the metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP). If the patient’s mobility is only occasionally limited, or pain and discomfort are not described as chronic, hallux limitus may be a more likely diagnosis. In either case, seeking early intervention by way of treatment is important.

There are a number of potentially effective treatments for hallux rigidus, depending on the age of the patient and the stage of progression. Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds will fully outline the benefits of each treatment option during a comprehensive consultation at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics in California.

Relief from Pain & Improved Mobility

Due to the big toe’s role in balance and forward motion, a patient’s ability for movement can be severely limited by hallux rigidus. You can seek effective pain relief, ease the stiffness or prevent it from reoccurring when you attend Silicon Valley Orthopaedics for treatment. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds are committed to helping patients achieve optimum outcomes from individualized treatment plans in California.

Do not continue to suffer from hallux rigidus when affordable treatment is available from Silicon Valley Orthopaedics. We offer patients flexible payment options and accept most major insurance plans. You are one step away from permanent relief from pain, inflammation and stiffness.

Contact Silicon Valley Orthopaedics in California today to book an appointment. Our team will help you navigate available treatment plans under the leadership of orthopedic specialists, Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds.

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