Tip in the Box:
When doing the grasping exercise, make sure that no warm objects are used in case of inflammation - cold objects, on the other hand, have a soothing effect. Ice cubes or frozen peas are particularly suitable in this case and are wonderfully cooling.
Hallux rigidus - surgery
If the arthrosis has progressed considerably and the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe is already very stiff, only hallux-rigidus surgery can help. In the first case, the resulting mechanical blockage can be released by the bones of the joint. Excess parts of bone and cartilage are removed to restore mobility.
Another variant, which is usually used if the patient already has severe pain, is surgical stabilised stiffening. In this case, the mobility of the joint is not restored, but is immobilised in a controlled manner. The patient is painless and not further restricted. Even after a hallux-rigidus operation one is normally mobile and can practice all kinds of sports without any problems.