Does anyone know if there is a specific Hallux Rigidus section on here

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I think I know the answer to this but has anyone come across a section on patient.info (or elsewhere) for sufferers of Hallux Rigidus?  I've obviously searched but before I give up I thought I'd ask the question?  Thanks Al

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    I think that is what I had. Arthritis caused a lot of pain so the joint in big toe was fused together. No movement in joint now but no pain either. 
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      Hi christine - would you be kind enough to tell me what the recovery was like - how long before you could do a decent walk again - do you reckon I could hike for 10 miles or so in time?
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      It is now 17 weeks since I had hallux fusion of the big toe. After six weeks in plaster I could only wear trainers one size bigger than my usual size, at about 12 weeks I got on usual shoes wide fitting. Now at 17 weeks I am almost pain free, just a twinge now and again in the scar area but hopefully this will stop in time. As far as a ten mile hike it's not my thing but I'm sure if that's what you are into you should manage if your recovery is successful. I agree with you about a section for hallux rigidus, all searches go to bunion procedures. 
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    The reason you have hr is a failure of rear foot to forefoot mechanism and possibly a stiff ankle called ankle equinus so the weight is transfered onto the forfoot but you end up with a locked toe rather than a functionally limited forefoot

    this usually occurs on the functionally shorter leg

    this is my particular area of expertise and if you can get a chiropractor or osteopath to free ankle and check your pelvis level

    you may find a small heel raise helps as it assists with loading differently

    hope it helps

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