Non-operative stiff big toe treatment

Hallux rigidus, or stiff big toe, is arthritis in the big toe.

Anti-inflammatory medicine can help with the pain and inflammation of your stiff big toe, as can applying ice.

Wearing shoes with a large toe box that don’t pinch or put pressure on your toe is necessary, and if you wear high heels you will probably need to stop.

Your doctor may recommend special shoes with stiff soles to help protect your big toe and have it bend less.

If the non-surgical treatments don’t work, you may have surgery.

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