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Hallux Limitus

What is it?

Hallux limitus refers to a reduction to 60° or less in flexion of the first metatarso-phalangeal joint (big toe joint) due to exostoses (bony projection arising from any bone that develops from cartilage) or osteoarthritis around the joint.

Hallux Rigidus


  • Excessive rolling in of the feet may increase the stresses on the joint and promote development of exostoses
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Trauma to the joint.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Dull pain in and around the big toe joint that is increased by activity and decreased by rest.
  • Bony prominences and soft tissue swelling around the toe joint
  • Marked reduction when flexing the joint.


  • Foot orthoses to stabilise the joint and reduce the excessive rolling in of the feet
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Surgery in severe cases

Want to know more?

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For further information on this condition or any other foot problem, please contact our friendly staff of Podiatrists at Peel Podiatry Clinic