Hallux Rigidus is arthritis of the etatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe. Hallux is Latin for great toe and Rigidus is Latin meaning ‘stiff’. It is a condition caused by arthritis at the base of the big toe.
As the big toe drifts towards the second toe, a lump (bunion) appears at the base of the big toe. It is not usually due to extra bone formation, but due to the bone of the first metatarsal becoming prominent.
This is a painful swelling or irritation of the digital nerve that runs between the metatarsal bones. Entrapment of this nerve causes pain in the ball of the foot that radiates to the toes.
This condition is caused by a combination of extrinsic and intrinsic factors, such as poorly fitting shoes, improperly trimmed nails, tight socks, excessive sweating, soft tissue abnormalities of the toe, and inherent nail deformity.
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