What is the difference between structural and functional hallux limitus?
Hallux limitus is just what its name says. The ‘Hallux’ is the big toe and ‘limitus’ is a limitation in the range of motion of the hallux.
A structural hallux limitus is when there is structurally a limitation in the range of motion of the joint. This is most likely caused by trauma or osteoarthritis. The range of motion of the joint when the foot is up in the air (ie non-weightbearing) is reduced….[read more]