bunion with hallux limitus
Hallux limitus is a condition that affects the big toe joint, characterized by the inability to move the big toe up and down fully. It is a form of degenerative arthritis that can cause pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion in the big toe. A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe when the big toe is pushed inward towards the other toes. Bunions and hallux limitus often occur together and can cause similar symptoms.
In this case, the bunion can cause the big toe to point towards the other toes even more, which can make hallux limitus worse. The treatment for hallux limitus with a bunion may include physical therapy, custom orthotics, special shoes, medications, and cortisone injections. When these treatments fail to provide relief, surgery may be recommended to correct the alignment of the toe and relieve pain. It's important to consult a doctor or a podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment.