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The symptoms of Hallux limitus/rigidus

Hallux limitus and Hallux rigidus are forms of degenerative arthritis of the great toe. They are characterized, to varying degrees, by deformity and loss of range of motion.
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The symptoms of Hallux limitus/rigidus

Hallux limitus and Hallux rigidus are forms of degenerative arthritis of the great toe. They are characterized, to varying degrees, by deformity and loss of range of motion.
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The symptoms of Hallux limitus/rigidus

Hallux limitus and Hallux rigidus are forms of degenerative arthritis of the great toe. They are characterized, to varying degrees, by deformity and loss of range of motion.

What are the most common causes?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disorder whose causes are unclear. Family history, an injury, structural abnormalities (biomechanics) or overuse are known contributing factors. After Hallux valgus, it is one of the most common foot conditions.

What are the symptoms?

Stiffness and pain are the first signs. The symptoms grow more pronounced over time and can become impediments to walking or practicing sports. A bone spur (osteophyte) will appear along the joint margin, resulting in painful friction against the shoe.

How is it diagnosed?

A clinical examination, usually followed by an X-ray. Other exams such as a scan or MRI can be useful in confirming the diagnosis.

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