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Avenel Podiatrist | Avenel Hallux Rigidus | | Family Podiatry Center |


FAMILY PODIATRY CENTER

 Dr. Stanley J. Klein, DPM

Dr. Warren E. Kaplan, DPM

Hallux Rigidus

 
Avenel Podiatrist | Avenel Hallux Rigidus |  | Family Podiatry Center |

Hallux Rigidus is a condition that affects the joint at the base of the big toe. If you suffer from this condition, you will notice pain and stiffness in the big toe. The symptoms often worsen while walking, running or performing other exercises and when the weather is cold or damp. Additionally, individuals with this condition may notice swelling and inflammation around the joint. If the condition worsens, the big toe joint may become painful when at rest and bone spurs may develop. Often to lessen the pain, sufferers will begin to limp or otherwise alter walking mechanics, which can lead to pain in the ankles, knees, hips and lower back.

Technically a form of degenerative arthritis, Hallux Rigidus can wear out the cartilage in the joint that it affects. It can be caused by improper alignment of the feet and genetic abnormalities in the foot structure. Treatments available for this condition include shoe modification, anti-inflammatory medication, orthotics and surgery. Surgery is recommended as a last resort.

Contact us today to determine which treatment option might work best for you.

 
 
Avenel Podiatrist Family Podiatry Center is a poidiatry office providing Hallux Rigidus, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Avenel, . We also do Achilles Tendinitis, Athlete's Foot, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis, Infections, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis/Fungal Nails, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric, Plantar Warts, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis/Dry Skin and all work related in the 07001 area and surrounding areas in Avenel