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Glen Cove Podiatrist | Glen Cove Hallux Rigidus | NY | Dr.'s Kotkin, Ostroff, Morris, D.P.M., PC |

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Dr.'s Kotkin, Ostroff, Morris, D.P.M., P.C.
Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
Providing Exceptional Care on the North Shore for Over 35 Years
70 Glen Street, Suite 300
Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-676-1116

10 Creek Ridge Road
Bayville, NY 11709
516-628-3655

Hallux Rigidus

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Hallux Rigidus is a condition that affects the joint at the base of the big toe. If you suffer from this condition, you will notice pain and stiffness in the big toe. The symptoms often worsen while walking, running or performing other exercises and when the weather is cold or damp. Additionally, individuals with this condition may notice swelling and inflammation around the joint. If the condition worsens, the big toe joint may become painful when at rest and bone spurs may develop. Often to lessen the pain, sufferers will begin to limp or otherwise alter walking mechanics, which can lead to pain in the ankles, knees, hips and lower back.

Technically a form of degenerative arthritis, Hallux Rigidus can wear out the cartilage in the joint that it affects. It can be caused by improper alignment of the feet and genetic abnormalities in the foot structure. Treatments available for this condition include shoe modification, anti-inflammatory medication, orthotics, physical therapy and surgery. As with many foot problems, learning and practicing correct alignment is often helpful. Surgery is recommended as a last resort. Contact us today to determine which treatment option might work best for you.

 
 
 
Glen Cove Podiatrist Dr.'s Kotkin, Ostroff, Morris, D.P.M., PC is a poidiatry office providing Hallux Rigidus, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Glen Cove, NY. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 11542 area and surrounding areas in Glen Cove