Hallux Rigidus and Hallux Limitus are the same foot disorder but at different stages of development. The condition brings on limited motion to the big toe. When movement is restricted; yet, the joint is capable of motion, the condition is Hallux Limitus. However, if left untreated, the condition advances to Hallux Rigidus. This condition exists when the big toe is rigid. That is, little to no motion is available.
The offending joint is located at the base of the big toe. The disorder causes pain and
Treatment includes ice packs to decrease swelling and inflammation, mild medication such as ibuprofen, limiting activities that include bending the big toe, and Orthotic Arch Support Insoles to correct over-pronation. Wearing shoes that fit properly and allow room, especially in the toe box will help relief stress.
Several brands of quality Orthotic Arch Support Insoles are available at a reasonable price. It is best to find a style that includes cushioning with the arch support and a metatarsal pad to provide support for the region behind the toes. Stabilizing the foot will offer relief for sufferers and can serve to prevent the condition for those who are not yet effected by this painful, debilitating disorder.
Spenco Polysorb Total Support Insoles, the newly re-designed Spenco Polysorb Walker Runner Insoles and the Spenco For Her Total Support Insoles all include cushioning, arch support and a metatarsal pad. These Insoles are doctor approved and recommended and carry a one year unconditional guarantee.