There are around 50 different surgical techniques for relieving bunions. The operation may involve removing the bunion, releasing or tightening ligaments around the toe, realigning your big toe, stiffening a joint and straightening your smaller toes. You can find out more in our bunion surgery page.
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Arthritis of the big toe
What is arthritis of the big toe?
Most people know about arthritis in the major joints of the body like the knees, hips and shoulders. However, arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including your big toe.
Arthritis is usually caused by wear and tear of the joint. It tends to be painful and restrict movement of the big toe. Hallux Rigidus (which means stiff big toe in Latin) refers to difficulty in bending the toe upwards, and sometimes an extra bump of bone can form on the top of the toe, whilst Hallux Limitus refers to limited movement within the big toe.