An unmovable big toe, is known as Hallux Rigidus, it is the most common form of arthritis in your foot. Hallux Rigidus occurs as a result of overuse injuries, which wears down the articular cartilage of the big toe joint. The abscene of articular cartilage prevents the joint from moving, causing pain as raw bone ends rub together.


  • Acute trauma or fracture of big toe
  • Overuse injury from exercise
  • Gout in big toe joint
  • Rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis

Signs & Symptoms

  • Bone spur on top of toe
  • Inability to bend big toe joint
  • Swelling around the joint
  • Pain in big toe joint with activity

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