What is the difference between hallux rigidus and hallux valgus?
Hallux rigidus and hallux valgus are two totally different things that look different, have different causes and have different treatments.
Hallux rigidus is when the big toe (the hallux) joint is more rigid than it should be. As the joint gets stiffer it becomes more painful and affects the way you walk. The most common cause is osteoarthritis and is almost always painful. Treatment is typically directed at medications and injections for pain relief and…[read more]