Hallux rigidus is generally caused by a long-term overload of the joint of the big toe. raumas and sports injuries can also result in a hallux rigidus. his stiffening of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe, which is caused by arthrosis, is linked to severe pain and swelling, making a rolling movement of the foot practically impossible.
The joint is first treated with physiotherapeutic means. In addition, the affected cartilage can be reinforced with hyaluronic acid injections. Medicines that contain cortisone can also be used. If all these conservative procedures do not lead to pain relief, the hallux rigidus can also be treated surgically.
The hallux valgus (also known as a bunion, hypertrophy or frostbite) is caused by a malposition of the big toe. The tilted position of the big toe is directed outwards to the side. A hallux valgus is primarily caused by wearing shoes that are too narrow or too high. Thus, it is primarily women who are affected by the hallux valgus. The deformation of the toe can lead to pressure points. In addition, the deformity can cause inflammation, swelling and severe pain. As the course of the hallux valgus is a progressive one, we recommend that those affected should have the toe corrected surgically.
We would be happy to inform you in detail about possible surgical methods at Orthopädie Zentrum Wien Süd!
The hammer toe (Hallux malleus), is usually caused by wearing improper shoes. Rheumatic diseases can also cause hammer toes. With the hammer toe, the middle joint of the toe is bent very strongly towards the top. The distal phalanx of the toe points downwards like a hammer. Corns often form on the toes. The calluses can cause severe pain. In most cases, only a hammer toe operation helps to prevent the disease from progressing. The surgical method depends on the curve of the toe.
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