hallux rigidus

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hallux

 [hal´uks] (pl. hal´luces) (L.)
the great toe.
hallux doloro´sus a painful disease of the great toe, usually associated with flatfoot.
hallux flex´us hallux rigidus.
hallux mal´leus hammer toe affecting the great toe.
hallux ri´gidus painful flexion deformity of the great toe with limitation of motion at the metatarsophalangeal joint.
hallux val´gus angulation of the great toe toward the other toes of the foot.
hallux va´rus angulation of the great toe away from the other toes of the foot.

hal·lux ri·g'i·dus

a condition in which stiffness appears in the first metatarsophalangeal joint; usually associated with the development of bone spurs on the dorsal surface.
Synonym(s): stiff toe

hallux rigidus

a painful deformity of the great toe, limiting motion at the metatarsophalangeal joint.

hal·lux rigi·dus

(hal'ŭks rij'i-dŭs)
A condition in which there is stiffness in the first metatarsophalangeal joint; the joint may be the site of osteoarthritis.

hallux rigidus

A painful condition in which the joint between the first long foot bone (the metatarsal) and the nearer of the two bones of the great toe is unable to bend properly. This causes severe walking disability. An operation on the tendons may be necessary or a rocker bar may be fitted to the shoe.
References in classic literature ?
Our clothing was insufficient to protect us from the severe cold: we had no boots, the snow got into our shoes and melted there: our ungloved hands became numbed and covered with chilblains, as were our feet: I remember well the distracting irritation I endured from this cause every evening, when my feet inflamed; and the torture of thrusting the swelled, raw, and stiff toes into my shoes in the morning.
Common complaints by patients with macrodactyly of foot include difficulty in walking, inability to fit in normal shoe gear, stiff toes, toe nail irritation, distal ulcers, osteomyelitis, and cosmetic concerns.