Dr. Bob Baravarian explains what Big Toe Arthritis is, the various stages of the disease and today's treatment options available to UFAI's patients.
Hallux Limitus and Rigidus, also known as big toe arthritis, is inflammation of the joints at the base of your big toe. About 90% of your body weight is placed upon the big toe so it's no surprise that this is the most common type of foot arthritis.
University Foot and Ankle Institute is at the forefront of big toe arthritis treatment. The leading surgical implant for great toe arthritis was clinically developed with the surgeons at University Foot and Ankle Institute. We have taught hundreds of foot surgeons how to perform the procedure for their patients.
Though we're a nationally recognized Surgical Institute of Excellence in the care of big toe arthritis, we still always try to avoid surgery, whenever possible. We believe this is the right way to practice medicine and best care for our patients.