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Hallux Rigidus is a condition that affects the joint at the base of the big toe. If you suffer from this condition, you will notice pain and stiffness in the big toe. The symptoms often worsen while walking, running or performing other exercises and when the weather is cold or damp. Additionally, individuals with this condition may notice swelling and inflammation around the joint. If the condition worsens, the big toe joint may become painful when at rest and bone spurs may develop. Often to lessen the pain, sufferers will begin to limp or otherwise alter walking mechanics, which can lead to pain in the ankles, knees, hips and lower back.

Technically a form of degenerative arthritis, Hallux Rigidus can wear out the cartilage in the joint that it affects. It can be caused by improper alignment of the feet and genetic abnormalities in the foot structure. Treatments available for this condition include shoe modification, anti-inflammatory medication, orthotics, physical therapy and surgery. As with many foot problems, learning and practicing correct alignment is often helpful. Surgery is recommended as an absolute last resort.

Dr. Hardy's Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics has successfully been treating common foot conditions such as Halux Rigidus for many years.  All of the foot specialist that I employ are highly educated and skilled to treat any and all foot conditions.  They also stay current by attending the most relevant seminars and courses in the fields of podiatry, podiatric medicine and chiropody in order to provide each and everyone of our beloved patients high quality foot care and custom foot orthotics.

If you or a loved one would like to experience the 'Dr. Hardy' difference, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist
Academy Foot and Orthotic

752 BROADVIEW AVENUE
Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

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