What is Arthritis of the Big Toe?

Arthritis in the big toe (Hallux Limitus) is a degenerative joint disease that will cause the big toe to become painful and stiff with a lump appearing on top of the joint.

Damage to the joint or repeated minor trauma will lead to arthritis, or sometimes it can be associated with a bunion deformity.

Arthritis in the big toe can affect how you walk due to the pain and joint stiffness, which can cause problems in other areas.