Complications of Hallux Varus
If left untreated, hallux varus can lead to
- Chronic pain
- Difficulty walking/standing
- Pain when wearing shoes
- Reduced or limited range of motion
- Swelling throughout the foot and ankle
- Weakness in the foot
Treatment for Big Toe Deformity in Ohio
Custom orthotics may help to correct a big toe deformity when used in conjunction with physical therapy and other conservative treatments. However, many people with hallux varus may require surgery.
When surgery is indicated, the expert podiatrists at Ohio Foot and Ankle Specialists often use the innovative FastForward Hallux Varus procedure, which involves a small incision, and the insertion of tiny screws to realign the big toe, and second toe. As a corrective surgery, the FastForward Hallux Varus procedure results in straightening the toe, with minimal visible scarring.