Disorders of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint

  title={Disorders of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint},
  author={Loretta B. Chou},
  journal={The Physician and Sportsmedicine},
  pages={32 - 45}
  • L. Chou
  • Published 1 July 2000
  • Medicine
  • The Physician and Sportsmedicine
IN BRIEF: Disorders of the joint at the base of the hallux are common in active patients. Great-toe sprains (turf toe) can range from mild to severe with associated fractures. Hallux rigidus, a painful flexion deformity, is often seen in athletes who stress the joint repetitively. Heredity may predispose athletes to hallux valgus (bunion) but improper footwear, injury, and hyperpronation can also be implicated. Weight-bearing activities, climbing stairs, or wearing high-heeled shoes will… Expand
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