07 Feb Hallux Limitus
Struggling with Hallux Limitus in Chelmsford Essex? Continue reading to find out more. Hallux Limitus is a condition that affects the big toe and is perhaps more commonly known as arthritis of the big toe. It affects the joint located at the base of the big toe with excess bone being deposited near the joint. The existence of this extra bone causes restricted movement of the joint and can cause considerable pain.
Stiff big toe? Difficulty bending the big toe? Lump appearing on the big toe joint? Pain & Swelling around the big to joint?
What are the causes of Hallux Limitus?
It can be caused by abnormal foot anatomy, arthritis, injury to the foot and continuous wearing of ill-fitting footwear. Overuse can also cause this condition, for example, people who are engaged in activities or employment which cause excess stress on the joint.
How do I know if I have this condition?
Symptoms associated with this condition are pain and stiffness in the toe joint making walking more difficult, difficulty flexing the big toe, a lump appearing on the big toe joint and pain and swelling around the joint.
How can this condition be treated?
Foot orthotics can help. They assist the foot so that it functions more effectively and can help with some of the pain and discomfort experienced. They will also off set pressure building up in key areas around the big toe joint too.
JE Care have partnered with some of the best foot orthotics and arch support manufacturers in the U.K. Along with some of the best technology companies offering state of the art scanning devices. Our ability to assess objectively the influence of orthotics not just on the feet but more importantly on the spine and pelvis.
Whilst conservative measures such as foot orthotics can be very effective in treating this condition, there are other treatments available – physiotherapy, anti-inflammatory medications or surgery.
Further information regarding Hallux Limitus and its associated symptoms and treatments can be found here: