The most site of osteoarthritis in the foot is at the base of the big toe. Hallux Vigidus (Stiff Big Toe) usually develops in adults between the ages of 30-60 years. It may result from an injury to the big toe that damages the articular cartilage or from differences in foot anatomy that increases stress on the joints.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain in the joint when you are active, especially as you push off on the toes when you walk
  • Swelling around the joint
  • A bump, like a bunion or callus, that develops on the top of the foot.
  • Stiffness in the great toe and an inability to bend it up or down.

Treatment Plan
Custom made foot orthotics will help ease the pain and reduce pressure off the big toe. These are specially made with materials much harder to immobilize the joint to stop future damage.

Modified footwear, with a rocker sole will stop pain and aid in day to day activities.

Heel to toe rocker
                    Heel to Toe Rocker Shoe

                   Heel to Toe Rocker Shoe