Hallux rigidus: manual therapy
published in July - August 2019 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.4
Marco Primavera, Jennifer Baldassini

Hallux rigidus refers to degenerative arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Hallux rigidus is a common clinical condition of the foot characterized by pain and a reduction in movement, particularly of dorsiflexion. Reports in the literature supporting manual therapy are few. The techniques that are reported are articular mobilization of the metatarsophalangeal joint. However, based on the available data, it would seem that the use of manual therapy in a multimodal treatment is useful in order to reduce pain and improve ROM.