- Hallux rigidus (osteoarthrosis with restricted motion) is the second most common disabling deformity of the first metatarsophalangeal joint after hallux valgus.
- The disability with hallux rigidus is greater than that seen in hallux valgus because removal of shoes does not relieve the pain; dorsiflexion at the metatarsophalangeal joint is severely restricted and painful.
- Hallux rigidus is most commonly seen in middle-aged patients, but can develop during adolescence.
- Unlike hallux valgus, males appear to be slightly more affected than females.
 Imaging Findings
Patient #1: Foot pain
 See Also
 External Links
- Karasick, D, Wapner, KL. Hallux rigidus deformity: radiologic assessment. Am. J. Roentgenol. 1991 157: 1029-1033.