Dr. Veronica R. Wolf, DPM
Holmdel Podiatrist
717 N Beers Street
Suite 1-D
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Office: 732-888-1003
Fax: 732-888-4606

Dr. Veronica R. Wolf, DPM
Holmdel Podiatrist
717 N Beers Street
Suite 1-D
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Office: 732-888-1003 732-888-1003
Fax: 732-888-4606

Hallux Limitus (stiff big toe joint)

Hallux Limitus (stiff big toe joint)

Hallux Limitus is a condition that results in stiffness of the big toe joint.  It is normally caused by an abnormal alignment of the long bone behind the big toe joint, called the first metatarsal bone. Left untreated, Hallux Limitus can cause other joint problems, calluses, and/or diabetic foot ulcers. Painful bone spurs also can develop on the top of the big toe joint.

Anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, and/or functional orthotics are some of the common treatments for stiff big toe. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. Surgery may be required if spurring around the joint becomes severe.