The stiff big toe, also known as Hallux Rigidus, is a type of degenerative arthritis, that can cause pain and stiffness in the metatarsophalangeal joint – the joint where the big toe joins the foot.
Timely treatment is key when it comes to stiff big toe because it is a progressive condition.
Shockwave therapy is a preferred treatment for the stiff big toe because it is non-surgical and non-invasive. In fact, it has also shown improvement in patients who were not able to find relief with other treatments like orthotics. The patients have seen a reduction in pain and an increase in joint mobility.
Storz Medical devices, available at Shockwave Canada, use large amounts of concentrated sound to encourage healing of this condition. The MASTERPULS® Ultra MP50, MP100, and MP200 and MASTERPULS® ONE, available at Shockwave Canada, can be used in the treatment of stiff big toe.