Deformities of toes

Deformities of toes

Deformities of toes

  1. Hallus valgus
  2. Hallus rigidus
  3. Hammer toe

Hallus valgus

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.

Hallus Rigidus

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.

Hammer toe

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.


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