Hallux Rigidus in the Athlete

Hallux rigidus (degenerative arthritis of the  great toe metatarsophalangeal [MTP] joint) is a common source of pain and  dysfunction in the athletic population. Often, conservative methods such as a  stiffer-soled shoe, a carbon fiber insert beneath a custom or prefabricated  orthotic, and intermittent NSAIDs can mitigate symptoms and enable an athlete  to continue with sporting activities.

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