Hallux Rigidus Specialists

Experienced Podiatrists in Bradenton, Tampa, & Sarasota

Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists are committed to delivering unparalleled foot and ankle healthcare. Our board-certified podiatrist has undergone extensive fellowship training, specializes in diagnosing and treating a broad spectrum of foot, ankle, and lower leg conditions. From preventive maintenance to intricate reconstructive surgeries, we leverage cutting-edge treatments to achieve optimal results for our patients..

We understand the challenges and discomfort that Hallux Rigidus can bring into your life, limiting your mobility and activity levels. Our dedicated team is here to offer you the most effective and compassionate care for Hallux Rigidus, blending the latest diagnostic techniques with a comprehensive range of treatment options tailored to your specific needs. 

Our primary mission is to prioritize your health by offering personalized and compassionate care. We aim to foster a caring environment where your needs are attentively addressed, ensuring you’re back on your feet as swiftly and efficiently as possible, all while maintaining the highest standards of care. Should you have any queries or concerns about your foot or ankle health, we encourage you to contact us. We are here to support you every step of the way!


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    Hallux Rigidus


    Q: What is Hallux Rigidus and how do I know if I have it?

    A: Hallux Rigidus, also known as hallux limitus, it’s a condition where the big toe gets stiff and painful, mainly because of wear-and-tear arthritis. Symptoms to look out for include difficulty bending the toe, pain, a burning sensation, tingling, reduced motion range, and stiffness. This condition can hinder activities like walking, running, and other weight-bearing actions.

    Q: What causes Hallux Rigidus?

    A: The primary causes of this condition include sports injuries, overuse, and biomechanical issues that place excessive strain on the joint. These factors can lead to the progressive degeneration of the joint, signaling the onset of arthritis.

    Q: Can rest and time improve Hallux Rigidus?

    A: No, since Hallux Rigidus is a progressive degenerative condition, it is not expected to improve with rest or time. In fact, symptoms may worsen without appropriate treatment, leading to increased pain, and difficulty in wearing shoes.

    Q: How is Hallux Rigidus diagnosed?

    A: The diagnosis typically begins with X-rays, alongside a thorough clinical evaluation. In some cases, advanced imaging studies like CT or MRI scans may be recommended to fully assess the condition’s extent.

    Q: What treatment options are available for Hallux Rigidus?

    A: Treatment options vary, encompassing both non-surgical and surgical approaches, depending on the severity of the condition. After a comprehensive assessment, specialists will devise a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

    Q: Where can I seek treatment for Hallux Rigidus?

    A: It’s crucial to consult with specialists who can accurately diagnose and create an effective treatment plan for Hallux Rigidus. Our team of experts is equipped to provide you with the proper evaluation and treatment options tailored to your condition.

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