Deformities of toes
- Hallus valgus
- Hallus rigidus
- Hammer toe
Lateral deviation of the great toe at the metatarsal joint.
- It is commonly due to RA ( Rheumatoid arthritis).
- Wearing pointed shoes/ high heels.
- Idiopathic causes.
Hallux rigidus means “stiff big toe” — the main symptom of the disorder. Hallux rigidus is a type of degenerative arthritis, a common type of arthritis. It’s sometimes called “big toe arthritis.” . It can make walking painful and difficult. Hallux rigidus usually develops in adults between the ages of 30 and 60.
A hammer toe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, so that it resembles a hammer. Initially, hammer toes are flexible and can be corrected with simple measures but, if left untreated, they can become fixed and require surgery.