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    Pain in my big toe.

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    I have pain and stiffness in my big toe, could this be arthritis?
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  • Mr Wei-Han Tay is an Australian-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions, and trauma. Wei-Han obtained his undergraduate medical … View Profile

    Hallux rigidus refers to stiffness (rigidus) of the joint at the base of the big toe (hallux) due to arthritis or ‘wear and tear’ of the smooth lining of the joint. This articulation in the forefoot is called the 1st metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. The most common cause of arthritis in this joint is due to trauma or repetitive injury. The natural history of this condition is usually gradual progression, but can be asymptomatic.

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