Arthritis of the great toe joint, or hallux rigidus, is a common disorder affecting 1 in 40 people over the age of 50. Hallux rigidus is characterized by pain, joint stiffness, and decreased motion in the great toe joint. The pain felt with hallux rigidus is worsened with activities, such as running or jumping. Patients often develop a dorsal bony prominence from arthritis formation that becomes inflamed and painful from constant rubbing in shoe gear.
Treatment of hallux ri